Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Apr 2006 20:43 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "All too often the desktop operating system market is looked upon as some sort of epic struggle between Microsoft and Linux. This 'versus' mentality is fun to perpetuate, it is not helping anyone in the long run. Since it is clear that each party is going to be around for a long time, what is needed a bit of mannerly coexistence. While the name calling may persist, it is more important that efforts are made to enable the two operating systems to work together more efficiently than they do now."
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RE[2]: If Anything...
by Temcat on Fri 7th Apr 2006 05:41 UTC in reply to "RE: If Anything..."
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They even don't have to port MS Office. The real test for willingness to cooperate is opening .doc, .xls and .ppt formats. Which they won't do because it will be the instand end to their monopoly, even if OOo is well behind usability-wise.

So no, they won't cooperate where it matters most - small PR gestures in that direction will be enough for them.

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