Linked by lemur2 on Fri 12th Feb 2010 17:27 UTC
Features, Office OpenOffice 3.2 has been released featuring faster load times and a host of new features. The OpenOffice team have made version 3.2 of the open source office suite for Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Solaris available to download. It offers numerous enhancements over its predecessor which offer both stability and speed benefits.
Permalink for comment 409699
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: 300,000,000 Downloads
by gustl on Tue 16th Feb 2010 22:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: 300,000,000 Downloads"
Member since:

ODF is underspecified, if it needs to deal with an implementor whose explicit goal is to have as LITTLE interoperability as possible: Microsoft.

For players who actually want to interoperate it is good enough, and becomes even better with ODF 1.2.

So the only thing for which Microsoft is useful in the ODF landscape ist detection of underspecified stuff in ODF.

I hope OpenOffice gets beyond 50% soon, as this would definitely help with Microsoft's interoperability work.

You can compete with "bad and gratis", but you can't compete with "good and gratis", if your business needs licensing fees for survival.

Inertia and lock-in will keep Microsoft Office going for a long time to come, but eventually it will go the way of WordPerfect.

Reply Parent Score: 2