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 google_ninja on Mon 26th Nov 2007 00:50 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
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Office 2k7 sales rose 20% in the last quarter, generating MS 4.11 billion dollars in revenue.

As much as we would all like to think places like this are indicidive of the real world IT market, they aren't.

Another interesting fact, in the last quarter, Vista sold 28 million copies, bringing the total copies sold to 88 million, and generating 4.14 billion dollars in revenue.(just happened to read it in the same article, quoting it because it is another example of market reality differing wildly from geeky popular opinion)

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