Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Jul 2006 17:46 UTC, submitted by DigitalDame
Apple PCMag reviews iWork '06. "For word processing, the Apple iWork '06 Pages program is no match for Microsoft Word or ThinkFree Office 3.0. But it's capable, and its ability to create gorgeous documents easily is unequaled on the Mac." My take: I concur. iWork is the best tool for the job when you need to create a document you yourself will distribute physically; however, since iWork uses a closed file format only iWork users can read, distributing it electronically is fairly useless.
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ODF needed
by Damien on Wed 12th Jul 2006 18:25 UTC
Damien
Member since:
2005-07-07

iWorks *really* needs to standardize on ODF for the next edition, they're stabbing themselves in the back by not doing so. By taking the file format out of the equation they can sell on the software's merits itself, by making it the best software of its kind, rather than making sales purely on the "some guy sent me an iWrite file so I have to by it" spin.

Damien

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RE: ODF needed
by Kroc on Thu 13th Jul 2006 08:09 in reply to "ODF needed"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

If anything Apple are turning away from standards and openness more than ever before. iTunes is continually locked down with every version (and often, every point version). The Intel Kernal is Missing, Presumed Dead and lastly, the chances of Pages supporting ODF is very low because Apple are getting a taste of lock-in and like it.

iPod sales will guaruntee new users to the platform, by regular people who don't understand lock-in.

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