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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Strange..
by kaiwai on Tue 5th Dec 2006 11:14 UTC
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

I don't know why some people are bagging out Novell; atleast with support of OpenXML is available NOW it means thats going forward, OpenOffice.org will have compatibility with Office 2007 onwards, which will be all standardised on the OpenXML format; and if XPS is supported as well, it would act as an icing on the cake.

It would be nice to see if Microsoft took a more adult approach to the industry and created and supported technologies and encouraged others, via the required documentation, for compatibility.

Lord knows, I want to see Adobe crushed and pushed out of business given their arrogant atitude in regards to them failing to release Framemaker for Linux after promising; complaining about Microsoft but doing everything in their power to prop up Microsofts monopoly by failing to port their applications to another x86 platform (MacOS cannot be regarded as part of the x86 platform as it doesn't run on generic pc's).

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