BBC - "Sceptics question Microsoft move" - Linux

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  1. BBC - "Sceptics question Microsoft move"

    imo, as fair a report as one can expect from the beeb:-

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7414547.stm

    "Governments will be looking for actual results, not promises in press
    releases" (Marino Marcich, ODF Alliance)

    "Support for ODF indicates there are problems with OpenXML that
    Microsoft cannot resolve easily and quickly" (Georg Greve, FSF Europe)



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    "bbgruff" wrote in message
    news:69las3F33pf87U1@mid.individual.net...
    > imo, as fair a report as one can expect from the beeb:-
    >
    > http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7414547.stm
    >
    > "Governments will be looking for actual results, not promises in press
    > releases" (Marino Marcich, ODF Alliance)
    >
    > "Support for ODF indicates there are problems with OpenXML that
    > Microsoft cannot resolve easily and quickly" (Georg Greve, FSF Europe)


    That's ridiculous. MS-Office has long supported other document formats such
    as WordPerfect, WordStar, Lotus 123, etc. So because these other document
    formats are supported does this mean there was some problem with the native
    (.doc, .xls) office formats? Of course not. Just because "yet another"
    supported format is added to the already long list doesn't mean anything
    other than "yet another" format is going to be supported.


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  3. Re: BBC - "Sceptics question Microsoft move"


    "bbgruff" wrote in message
    news:69las3F33pf87U1@mid.individual.net...
    > imo, as fair a report as one can expect from the beeb:-
    >
    > http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7414547.stm
    >
    > "Governments will be looking for actual results, not promises in press
    > releases" (Marino Marcich, ODF Alliance)
    >
    > "Support for ODF indicates there are problems with OpenXML that
    > Microsoft cannot resolve easily and quickly" (Georg Greve, FSF Europe)
    >

    What would you expect? With all the OSSers marching to and fro and
    demanding that public documents be stored in some neutral format and getting
    such language into purchase specifications, Microsoft simply does the
    obvious, i.e. support the neutral formats. They know how to do it better
    than anyone else.

    What do you want to bet that when you go to save a document in ODF, though,
    that you might not see a little warning message along the lines of "You are
    saving this document in a format that does not completely support all
    formatting features of Word. Some formatting may be lost. Do you want to
    continue?" Do you click Yes or No?



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