Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Apr 2008 17:54 UTC, submitted by Almafeta
Features, Office "Microsoft's embattled Office Open XML document format received ISO fast-track approval after receiving support from approximately 86 percent of the national bodies that participated in the vote. ISO approval will be broadly perceived as a sign of validation for the document format which has received widespread criticism from technical experts and standards advocacy groups."
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I put OpenOffice on my sister's laptop when I re-installed XP for her, and after using it for a few weeks she asked for Office back. She simply couldn't find her way around OO. Me, a fairly technical user, I just fiddle around with it a bit until I figure out how it works, but many non-techies have grown used to MS' way of doing things, so it's not "just" making the switch, there is some effort involved. Unfortunately, the world isn't all pink and fluffy like that :p

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