Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Dec 2006 22:26 UTC
Novell and Ximian The first fruit of the recently announced Novell/Microsoft interoperability agreement arrived on Dec. 4, with Novell's announcement that its version of the OpenOffice productivity suite will now support the Microsoft Office Open XML format. The release candidate of Novell's modified version of OpenOffice.org 2.02 is now available for Windows for free download by registered Novell users.
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by SlackerJack on Mon 4th Dec 2006 22:46 UTC
SlackerJack
Member since:
2005-11-12

So it's Openoffice that has to be compliant with MS office format, what about older version of office and .doc format?

So we are stuck with Microsoft's "Open" XML format which will kill ODF format good and proper.

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RE: Right
by grat on Mon 4th Dec 2006 23:23 in reply to "Right"
grat Member since:
2006-02-02

So it's Openoffice that has to be compliant with MS office format, what about older version of office and .doc format?

So we are stuck with Microsoft's "Open" XML format which will kill ODF format good and proper.


At my job, I run a linux workstation. My coworkers all use Office 2003. The fact that they'll be switching to Office 2007 in the near future has caused me some concern, because I'd really rather not run Office 2007 inside of VMWare.

Novell providing this plugin only helps me.

Explain how OOo support OpenXML is any different from OOo supporting .doc? And try not to use the words "spirit" "ideology" or "freedom", since this plugin *is* open source.

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RE[2]: Right
by l3v1 on Tue 5th Dec 2006 12:17 in reply to "RE: Right"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

since this plugin *is* open source

You mean free like in you-have-to-register-to-download-it free.

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