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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RE[2]: Say what you want
by DrillSgt on Mon 4th Dec 2006 23:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Say what you want"
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"...but only if you're a Novell customer."

Actually I disagree here. I am waiting to see how it all pans out. There is nothing that stops this from being used in the regular OOo at all. OpenXML is just that, open, with the standard fully published. Now I do know Microsoft's track record, but times and things do change. The only thing I see stopping this is the OSS crowd saying since it is from Microsoft, they won't allow it to be done, but I doubt that would happen.

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