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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Could be good...
by Fennec_Fox on Mon 4th Dec 2006 22:51 UTC
Fennec_Fox
Member since:
2006-10-30

I guess the feling I have can be described as "cautious optimism"... The fact that OOo from Novell will be able to read/write another file format is not a bad thing. And users switching from MS Office to OOo will have one less thing to worry about...

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RE: Could be good...
by SlackerJack on Mon 4th Dec 2006 23:02 in reply to "Could be good..."
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

Great, whats wrong with Novell's version supporting Microsoft's OpenXML?

Microsoft: Jump Novell!

Novell: How high?

Microsoft 1 - Novell 0

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RE[2]: Could be good...
by BluenoseJake on Tue 5th Dec 2006 15:11 in reply to "RE: Could be good..."
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Seems to me, the more useful Openoffice is, the better for all it's users. THe changes made to openoffice will be available to all openoffice users, therefore we all win. I use openoffice exclusively, and I think being able to open any file sent to me is a godsend. Man, people bitch when MS keeps it's formats secret, and they bitch when they open them up and allow other other organizations to use them

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