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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RE[7]: ah...
by Finalzone on Wed 6th Dec 2006 18:49 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: ah..."
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Care to list these "features" you refer?

2. ODF codifies a format that excludes the MS Office features that OO.o lacks. So any one (e.g. a misguided govt entity) that mandates that all documentation be ODF is makes the extra MS features unusable, allowing OO.o to better compete.

Which one? ODF only uses the existing nomenclature like XHTML, SGML, SVG and MathML. Do you insinuate MS Office does not support these? What really stop a multi billionaire company to support them given their large amount of resource?

If a format depends on a particular feature from an Office application, that is unacceptable and must be avoid for the sake of my own data.

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