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 The 'OpenDocument' description has been replaced by 'ODF', which stands for 'OpenDocument Format' and is becoming a well-known acronym thanks to rivalry with Microsoft's controversial OOXML format.
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Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

OpenOffice is a direct clone of what, Office 97?

Don't you think then that they should know what to copy to improve? (Office 2007.)

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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

Office 2003 is sufficient as a target. Seriously, there are not enough improvements in Office 2007 to warrant trying to clone it. I'm still hunting down some features and options in its "oh so original" UI.

Office 2003 (and even Office 2000) were the height of usability and features for me. Hitting that target would be sufficient for 98% of users.

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