Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Jan 2014 10:06 UTC

Paul Thurrott on the next version of Windows and the future of the platform.

In some ways, the most interesting thing about Threshold is how it recasts Windows 8 as the next Vista. It's an acknowledgment that what came before didn't work, and didn't resonate with customers. And though Microsoft will always be able to claim that Windows 9 wouldn't have been possible without the important foundational work they had done first with Windows 8 - just as was the case with Windows 7 and Windows Vista - there's no way to sugarcoat this. Windows 8 has set back Microsoft, and Windows, by years, and possibly for good.

With even Paul Thurrott claiming Windows is in trouble, it becomes virtually impossible to deny it is so.

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RE[5]: Windows Nap Time
by davidiwharper on Wed 15th Jan 2014 02:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Windows Nap Time"
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LibreOffice has very good OOXML compatibility.

The compatibility area that is lacking is that MS Office has exceptionally poor OpenDocument capabilities. This is a shortcoming of MS Office, not of LibreOffice.

Both office suites have comparatively poor compatibility for the primary formats of the other. I always advise users of LibreOffice to use the 97-2003 filters instead of OOXML because compatibility for them is outstanding by comparison.

The thing about being the undisputed market leader [Office] is that, however much everyone else might complain about it, the onus is on those others to support your formats, not the reverse.

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