Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Nov 2007 23:31 UTC
Gnome "The GNOME Foundation has issued a statement in response to recent accusations that it has been supporting the acceptance of Microsoft's Office Open XML format as an ECMA standard at the expense of the Open Document Format, the open standard used by, KOffice and other free software office applications. However, whether the statement's attempt at logical rebuttal will do anything to reduce the emotions or altruism behind the criticisms is anybody's guess."
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by Downix on Sun 25th Nov 2007 14:30 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
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""Microsoft Office."


DOC has critical mass behind it.

And in fact, nobody is rushing to upgrade to office 2007. I know all new systems will eventually have it, but for the time being most people use the older versions. "
Our office bought 5 new computers, came with "limited" versions of Office 07. Within 24 hours, had complaints from everyone else in the office over these 5 machines documents being unreadable. A comfab with the boss, everyone in the office had Office of every form wiped and an ODF-complient office suite installed of their choice. We were evenly split between Star and Open Office, and one Symphony beta-tester. Complaints dissapeared.

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