Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Dec 2006 22:26 UTC
Novell and Ximian The first fruit of the recently announced Novell/Microsoft interoperability agreement arrived on Dec. 4, with Novell's announcement that its version of the OpenOffice productivity suite will now support the Microsoft Office Open XML format. The release candidate of Novell's modified version of 2.02 is now available for Windows for free download by registered Novell users.
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by cozby on Mon 4th Dec 2006 23:42 UTC
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I think this is great news. Support for a new format is never a bad thing. I find it ridiculous that people are bashing this, spinning it like Novell is jumping because MS said so.

Variety can't be bad thing it only ups the competition and quality. In the end its up to the user to decide which one is better, and I'm thankful we'll now have the option to do so.

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