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[3]: Fire and Motion
by Nex6 on Thu 19th Jun 2008 22:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Fire and Motion"
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I am also, long in the tooth...
and have dealth withsome of the same issues over and over and over again. hell...

I am going thru it now, with some users using there own copys of office 2007 and saving stuff in ooxml and then sending it to the rest of the enterpise and wondering why no one can open it.

I am *hoping* things will be different this time, we can hope can't we? ;)

besides, many people and goverments want ODF, and if microsoft gives them a half assed support for it they wont use it and will instead use OO.o, Iwork, abiword etc which does have good and correct support.

Microsoft, does not really have much choice, this time. thats the beauty of it.


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