Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Mar 2006 21:44 UTC
Microsoft While Microsoft faces a host of challenges in maintaining its market share numbers and persuading customers to upgrade to its 2007 Office System suite of products when released in the second half of this year, its competitors face an equally daunting task of winning users away from Office 2007 and growing their numbers. Heading the list of challenges facing Microsoft is the fact that Office 2007 has a new user interface, which could require extensive staff retraining at a significant cost, as well as a new file format, which has the potential to create compatibility issues.
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OpenOffice.org 2.0
by visconde_de_sabugosa on Fri 3rd Mar 2006 22:07 UTC
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2005-11-14

Now that

- OpenOffice.org 2.0 has the same menus of today's MS Office and MS Office 2007 will have different UI and menus
- OpenOffice.org 2.0 is free (as beer and freedom) and multiplatform and MS Office 2007 will be not cheap, open and multiplatform
- MS Office 2007 will use another file formats, like OpenOffice.org (when compared to MS Office), and probably file imports won't be perfect (on both programs)
-MS Office 2007 probably will not run on windows 9x and NT 4. OO.org 2.0 will run.


there are not reasons to delay migration to OpenOffice.org !

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