Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2007 12:27 UTC, submitted by Sandro Hartley
KDE "While the industry is distracted by the ongoing tussle between Microsoft and over document formats, the KDE project is quietly preparing the next generation of its own office suite, KOffice, for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. KOffice 2.0, to be released sometime in the first half of 2008, will be cross platform like many other applications in the KDE suite built with the Qt4 GUI toolkit."
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The more open, the more adoption and therefore, the less platform dependent one becomes. How can that be bad? I love the fact that I will be able to run KDE apps on Windows, BSD and Linux because I have to run Windows at work and, on occasion, at home too.

I agree.

It is really nice to have programs that run on multiple platforms. Why? Because some people will want to use the software but be unable to leave the platform, while others need a little time to transition and having the software on both platforms helps.

That's really part of the strength of F/OSS - you can run a lot of software on both Windows and Linux, Mac, or nearly any Unix. This makes F/OSS software a great platform for being able to transition between platforms. If you like Windows, fine you can use it. If you want to go to Linux or Mac, great we can help you get there.

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