Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jun 2008 21:09 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Features, Office The battle between the OpenDocument Format and Microsoft's Open Office XML was long, and here and there rather nasty, but it appears as if we finally have a winner. The company behind OOXML already conceded by announcing it would implement support for ODF in Office 2007 SP2, but now it has also said it quite literally: ODF has won.
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RE: Fire and Motion
by Nex6 on Thu 19th Jun 2008 22:04 UTC in reply to "Fire and Motion"
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I am not so sure,

On one hand your probly right. on the other, native support for ooXML ISO version will not appear until
the next version of office while native support for ODF
ISO version will appear in office 2007 sp2.

we dont even have an alpha on the table yet for the next office version so its at least 3 years away. and thats saying nothing goes wrong at ISO with all the appeals.

and, more and more Gov's are stgart to "back" ODF and PDF. what we have now is a standards war just like with the blue ray vs hddvd...

more and more ODF, is looking like its gaining traction.. but in the end who knows...

my bet would be for ODF.


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