Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Mar 2008 23:02 UTC
Features, Office Version 2.4 of the OpenOffice productivity suite was released on Thursday, boasting enhancements to all its core components. Possibly the most significant alteration in the new version of the free suite is in the description of file types. The 'OpenDocument' description has been replaced by 'ODF', which stands for 'OpenDocument Format' and is becoming a well-known acronym thanks to rivalry with Microsoft's controversial OOXML format.
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RE[8]: New features
by sappyvcv on Sun 30th Mar 2008 16:51 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: New features"
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"Of course, what you are really going for, in this thread, and with limited success, is to paint me and my client as tyrannical, pointy haired dictators running a sweatshop right here in the American mid-west."

Nope, only that you and some others are slightly overzealous about getting people to use software X over software Y when they want to use Y, and them using Y over X doesn't intefere with them doing their job effectively. But I guess unless I run a business, I'm not allowed to have an opinion.

Now what if we switched this around? Myself, I prefer using Enterprise Architect over Microsoft Visio when I'm writing specifications. My company already had a license for Microsoft Office for me. It wouldn't be "cost effective" for them to purchase a license for EA. But they did. If I worked for the company you do, would you have approved a license? I can certainly get the job done with Visio as well.

Edited 2008-03-30 16:57 UTC

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