Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Oct 2006 17:11 UTC, submitted by digihome
Windows The long-touted Microsoft Vista/Office 2007 tandem launch is on for the last week in November in New York, sources said. This event will focus on business usage and scenarios. The new client Windows operating system and Office client and server applications have been promised for volume business customers by year's end and for consumers by early 2007. Jeff Raikes, president of the Microsoft Business Division, would not comment on a specific launch timing or venue but said the company remains on track for the two promised delivery windows. He applied the usual caveat: Microsoft will not ship the code if it's not ready.
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RE[4]: The faster it comes out...
by vinzer on Thu 19th Oct 2006 13:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The faster it comes out..."
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Pretend to compete? You really don't understand open source.

OOo offers an office suite that's in continuous and faster development than Office/Office System. And they don't charge a single cent to boot, plus it's freely modifiable.

It competes if it's offering a commercial product (paid, adware, whatever), which they don't.

The only reason they care about compatibility with Office documents is that there are people who'd want to switch. Providing support for existing file types does not equate to competition all the time.

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