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 OpenOffice.org 2.02 is now available for Windows for free download by registered Novell users.
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by IanSVT on Tue 5th Dec 2006 03:44 UTC
IanSVT
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From someone in charge or 800+ desktops all running Windows/MSOffice, this is a good step at best of letting me dump at least MSOffice for OO.org sooner rather than later. At worst, Novell goes down the tubes completely and ODF is still considered and equal to MOOX which make OO.org a more viable choice.

And one other thing, PJ from Groklaw, or whoever came up with Novell forking Open Office posting needs to pull his or her head out of their rear and start paying attention. There has been an Open Office Novell Edition for a while now. Idiotic sensationalism from a blog title.

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