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 2.02 is now available for Windows for free download by registered Novell users.
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great news
by REMF on Tue 5th Dec 2006 08:16 UTC
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the reason why I CAN use Linux at work is precisely because i am able to interoperate with MS document standards via openoffice.

if this were not possible, i would not use it as i could not communicate properly.

the recent groklaw post by some cretin insinuating that Novell is going to fork openoffice is typical of the useless hysteria displayed by shallow people who need an evil 'enemy' to prove their own self worth.

those who have genuine, well constructed, philosphical objections to the MS/Novell deal are being drowned out by muppets, and possibly being tarred with the same brush in the eyes of more reasoned observers.

best regards

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