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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hal2k1
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2005-11-11

//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?//

This is a flawed arguement on so many levels.

(1) MS Office has many issues with interoperability with earlier versions of itself.
(2) "without sacrificing their existing data" - surely you jest? ROFLMAO.
(3) "ODF has issues interoping with other ODF implementations?" - minor ones, yes, but nothing like the extent that Office has issues "interoping" with earlier versions of itself, let alone "interoping" with any other Office suite or any other platform.
(4) "Interoping"? No wonder Microsoft has issues interoperating with anything else, when pro-Microsoft people can't even spell the word at issue.

Edited 2006-12-05 04:55

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