Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jun 2008 21:09 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Features, Office The battle between the OpenDocument Format and Microsoft's Open Office XML was long, and here and there rather nasty, but it appears as if we finally have a winner. The company behind OOXML already conceded by announcing it would implement support for ODF in Office 2007 SP2, but now it has also said it quite literally: ODF has won.
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Comment by linuxdude
by linuxdude on Fri 20th Jun 2008 17:34 UTC
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2008-02-26

Lot of countries are not buying the MS office expensive vapourware. If ODF becomes a mandate standard, how can MS compete, since OOo is *the* software that follows that standard and its free. It will take a few years, the teh change has already happened. MS will never be able to compete with OOo in government (just on the basis of cost). btw a lot of people will fight to death if MS Office gets awarded a government contract ;)

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RE: Comment by linuxdude
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 20th Jun 2008 20:43 in reply to "Comment by linuxdude"
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2008-06-02

btw a lot of people will fight to death if MS Office gets awarded a government contract ;)


One can only hope...

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RE: Comment by linuxdude
by PlatformAgnostic on Sat 21st Jun 2008 09:23 in reply to "Comment by linuxdude"
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2006-01-02

This seems like a bit of a problem... it's just software, why fight to the death? It sounds like you're advocating zealotry rather than superior software.

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