Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Mar 2008 23:02 UTC
Features, Office Version 2.4 of the OpenOffice productivity suite was released on Thursday, boasting enhancements to all its core components. Possibly the most significant alteration in the new version of the free suite is in the description of file types. The 'OpenDocument' description has been replaced by 'ODF', which stands for 'OpenDocument Format' and is becoming a well-known acronym thanks to rivalry with Microsoft's controversial OOXML format.
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RE[6]: New features
by andrewg on Sun 30th Mar 2008 11:09 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: New features"
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Who cares if nobody can communicate with anyone else?

There are benefits to companies standardising on software in the case of Word and Writer it would be tracking changes, etc but you can easily communicate with other software packages with Office e.g. PDF, RTF, CSV, ODF plugin. So its not really very tough to communicate.

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