Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Nov 2007 23:31 UTC
Gnome "The GNOME Foundation has issued a statement in response to recent accusations that it has been supporting the acceptance of Microsoft's Office Open XML format as an ECMA standard at the expense of the Open Document Format, the open standard used by OpenOffice.org, KOffice and other free software office applications. However, whether the statement's attempt at logical rebuttal will do anything to reduce the emotions or altruism behind the criticisms is anybody's guess."
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by sonic2000gr on Sun 25th Nov 2007 08:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
sonic2000gr
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2007-05-20

"Microsoft Office."

FALSE.

DOC has critical mass behind it.


Exactly.
And in fact, nobody is rushing to upgrade to office 2007. I know all new systems will eventually have it, but for the time being most people use the older versions.

As a matter of fact, experienced users have a hard time getting the new logic based on the ribbon interface. Maybe new users will find it easier, but for someone used to the classic menu it is confusing and counter productive to begin with (but it may just be a matter of time to adjust).

Biggest problem is office 2007 saves in OOXML by default, novice users don't know about it, they send these files to office XP/2K3 users, and my phone keeps ringing all the time ;)

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