Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Oct 2008 11:36 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Features, Office After three years of development, OOo 3.0 is finally here with a bunch of new features and enhancements. Linux Format looks at the changes and rates the suite's overall performance, and you can try it yourself by downloading a copy from here.
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RE[6]: 100% compatible
by lemur2 on Mon 13th Oct 2008 22:51 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: 100% compatible"
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It's a good thing to raise awareness about alternatives, but you have to keep your marks and then your job. I most appreciate OO's compatibility with MS Office when importing documents, but AFAIK, completely seamless interaction between the two office suites is just not possible at the moment.

It would of course be possible if Microsoft would implement OpenDocument 1.2 correctly and fully, or if they would publish full and correct specifications of their trade secret legacy binary formats.

Since Microsoft do neither of those things, and since OpenOffice offers you far, far better compatibility than Office 2007 does, you are of course better off (from the compatibility viewpoint) using OpenOffice and not Microsoft Office.

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