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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Why do you continue to ignore that I can include an AX control in ODF and achieve the same situation you continue to promote as unavoidable in OOXML. There is no difference.

You have a point, but there is a difference in how the format is used. Both formats are fine, IMO, but the way they are used is quite different. MS Office is going to use wmv, activex, and other non-portable formats inside, while OpenOffice most likely isn't. It's not really a problem with the format, IMO, just the way the different office programs use them.

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