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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"So the game is now rigged because MS has the majority of users and a
format that moves those users forward without sacrificing their
existing data wheras ODF has issues interoping with other ODF
implementations? I see intellectual dishonesty, but it isn't eminating
from me."

It is emanating from you, however. (sorry)

Several comments have already pointed it out and will continue; in addition to the arguments already presented, Microsoft cannot escape the consequences of its monopolist status.

"Do Sun/IBM have branch offices in OSNews forums now?"

We can speculate about them, although not such a leap is needed for Microsoft, honored as a recent example in

Nowadays, Microsoft is surely more sophisticated with its "concerned citizens."

Edited 2006-12-05 03:54

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