Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Nov 2006 23:13 UTC
Windows "A comprehensive feature-by-feature guide to Windows Vista. With contributions from people who actually worked on the product, this is the definitive resource to learn about Windows Vista. The Windows Vista Product Guide is available in the new Microsoft Word 2007 or the new XPS format."
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RE[3]: Sure!
by Savior on Thu 30th Nov 2006 11:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sure!"
Savior
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2006-09-02

Yes, but they could still provide it as a simple .doc for XP users. Is it not MS-proprietary enough now, after OOo?

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RE[4]: Sure!
by hal2k1 on Thu 30th Nov 2006 12:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Sure!"
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2005-11-11

//Is it not MS-proprietary enough now, after OOo?//

That is about the size of it, it would seem.

Microsoft's official position "We won't support ODF because there is no demand" and then later "we will support ODF only by translation to and from OOXML first" is transparently silly.

Now that WordPerfect is going to support ODF:
http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS6047809291.html

... and the OpenDocument Foundation itself is making a plugin for MS Office that will read and write direct to ODF and not have to go via OOXML at all, Microsoft's position on these attempted lock-in formats looks sillier and sillier by the day.

XPS is even more irrelevant than OOXML is.

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