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  1. [News] Review of OpenOffice 2.4 and the Importance of ODF

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    OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice 2.4 review

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    | OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice 2.4 features - Verdict
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    | A brilliant office suite: it has the odd rough edge but nonetheless
    | seamlessly does the job of far more expensive alternatives. And it's getting
    | better all the time.
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    http://www.itreviews.co.uk/software/s607.htm

    Boyer: Records useless without access

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    | We've already seen examples of electronic records essentially being useless
    | to the average resident because they do not have some piece of specialized
    | software the state used to create them. That's a situation that needs to be
    | fixed.
    |
    | The report is lengthy, and some sections are too technical for most people
    | (including me) to understand, but the underlying conclusion is that the
    | Legislature needs to pass legislation that ensures openness. To do that, the
    | study recommends lawmakers establish a state electronic records committee
    | that will constantly evaluate, develop and implement policy.
    |
    | The entire report can be found at www.oft.state.ny.us. Appropriately, it's
    | offered in multiple formats, including Open Document Format, which the agency
    | says is a first for the state.
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    http://www.auburnpub.com/articles/20...remy_boyer.txt


    Days ago:

    Is Microsoft Office in trouble?

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    | And, now Microsoft isn't hurrying to support its own format, but it is moving
    | to support PDF and ODF... Could it be that all those copies of Office 2007
    | Microsoft boasts of selling are collecting dust at reseller and retailer
    | warehouses instead of being used on office systems? Could users be sticking
    | with their older copies of Office and when they do want to move to something
    | newer, they're moving to OpenOffice and Google instead?
    |
    | Interesting isn't it?
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    http://blogs.computerworld.com/is_mi...ice_in_trouble


    Microsoft can’t support Open XML

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    | If Microsoft can’t give users a compelling reason to switch from their old
    | version of Office to Office 14 their cash-flow is going to slow down
    | considerably.
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    http://practical-tech.com/business/m...port-open-xml/


    Recent:

    Is Office the new Netscape?

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    | One of the cornerstones of Microsoft's competitive strategy over the years
    | has been to redefine competitors' products as features of its own products.
    | Whenever some upstart PC software company started to get traction with a new
    | application - the Netscape browser is the most famous example - Microsoft
    | would incorporate a version of the application into its Office suite or
    | Windows operating system, eroding the market for the application as a
    | standalone product and starving its rival of economic oxygen (ie, cash). It
    | was an effective strategy as well as a controversial one. * * *
    |
    | Now, though, the tables may be turning. Google is trying to pull a Microsoft
    | on Microsoft by redefining core personal-productivity applications -
    | calendars. word processing, spreadsheets, etc. - as features embedded in
    | other products. There's a twist, though. Rather than just incorporating the *
    | applications as features in its own products, Google is offering them up to
    | other companies, particularly big IT vendors, to incorporate as features in
    | their products. * * *
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    http://www.roughtype.com/archives/20...f_the_corn.php


    Microsoft stock drops amid slumping sales

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    | Microsoft Corp., whose Windows software dominates the personal-computer
    | market, fell 6.2 percent Fridayin Nasdaq trading after sales slumped, casting
    | doubt on whether PC demand can hold up in a slowing economy. The software
    | maker reported a 24 percent drop in sales of Windows last quarter and
    | forecast earnings that may miss analysts' estimates.
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | "The risk is that Linux gets a foothold and then affects their long-term
    | revenue significantly."
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    http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_9061263


    Microsoft earnings post-mortem: The cash cows quiver

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    | I can’t help but wonder if the lackluster Windows/Office results also can be
    | attributed to Microsoft brass’s complete and crazy obsession with Google (and
    | taking over Yahoo) has resulted in no one minding the Windows store. Kevin
    | Johnson, the head of Microsoft’s Platforms & Services division seems to be so
    | laser-focused on the online-ad business these days that he almost seems to
    | have forgotten Microsoft is still in the software business, too.
    |
    | Microsoft execs’ claims about walking away from the Yahoo deal are nothing
    | more than bluster. A protracted hostile takeover bid is just going to
    | distract not just employees in Microsoft’s online services business, but
    | company management, too. It’s not a pretty picture.
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    http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1362


    A reminder of why Microsoft wanted Yahoo

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    | Henry Blodget at Silicon Alley Insider has posted Tuesday a good look at how
    | Microsoft's Windows and Google's search will stack up by 2009. The results
    | aren't necessarily surprising, but they're certainly interesting to see in
    | print: By this time next year, Blodget predicts, Google search will pass
    | Windows in total revenue.
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    http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9943247-7.html


    Is Microsoft Aura Fading?

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    | Yesterday's early relief rally reversed, and Microsoft's value has now fallen
    | by more than $30 billion since it unveiled its bid for Yahoo on February 1.
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    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1210...googlenews_wsj
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  2. Re: [News] Review of OpenOffice 2.4 and the Importance of ODF

    * Roy Schestowitz peremptorily fired off this memo:

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    >| A brilliant office suite: it has the odd rough edge but nonetheless
    >| seamlessly does the job of far more expensive alternatives. And it's getting
    >| better all the time.
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    > http://www.itreviews.co.uk/software/s607.htm


    I agree.

    I like OpenOffice a lot. (Even though I'm not a big fan of the "Office
    Suite" paradigm.)

    And it is better (faster, more stable, fewer operational quirks)
    than the version of MS Office I'm using, Office XP.

    --
    Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very
    efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
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  3. Re: [News] Review of OpenOffice 2.4 and the Importance of ODF

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    > * Roy Schestowitz peremptorily fired off this memo:
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    >>| A brilliant office suite: it has the odd rough edge but nonetheless
    >>| seamlessly does the job of far more expensive alternatives. And it's
    >>| getting better all the time.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://www.itreviews.co.uk/software/s607.htm

    >
    > I agree.
    >
    > I like OpenOffice a lot. (Even though I'm not a big fan of the "Office
    > Suite" paradigm.)
    >
    > And it is better (faster, more stable, fewer operational quirks)
    > than the version of MS Office I'm using, Office XP.


    I just love Kate. I hardly ever launch an office suite, unless someone sends me
    something bloated, which is rare.

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  4. Re: [News] Review of OpenOffice 2.4 and the Importance of ODF

    On Mon, 26 May 2008 18:55:13 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

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    >>>| A brilliant office suite: it has the odd rough edge but nonetheless
    >>>| seamlessly does the job of far more expensive alternatives. And it's
    >>>| getting better all the time.
    >>> `----
    >>>
    >>> http://www.itreviews.co.uk/software/s607.htm

    >>
    >> I agree.
    >>
    >> I like OpenOffice a lot. (Even though I'm not a big fan of the "Office
    >> Suite" paradigm.)
    >>
    >> And it is better (faster, more stable, fewer operational quirks) than
    >> the version of MS Office I'm using, Office XP.

    >
    > I just love Kate. I hardly ever launch an office suite, unless someone
    > sends me something bloated, which is rare.


    I like Kate too, it's a very versatile applicaion IMO.

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  5. Re: [News] Review of OpenOffice 2.4 and the Importance of ODF

    On Mon, 26 May 2008 18:55:13 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:


    > I just love Kate. I hardly ever launch an office suite, unless someone sends me
    > something bloated, which is rare.


    If I had your POS computer Roy Schestowitz, I wouldn't try to launch Open
    Office either.
    You could probably host a tea party before it launched.

    Open Office = bloated = slow

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    Moshe Goldfarb
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  6. Re: [News] Review of OpenOffice 2.4 and the Importance of ODF

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  7. Re: [News] Review of OpenOffice 2.4 and the Importance of ODF

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    ____/ William Poaster on Monday 26 May 2008 19:11 : \____

    > On Mon, 26 May 2008 18:55:13 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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    >>>> OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice 2.4 review
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    >>>>| A brilliant office suite: it has the odd rough edge but nonetheless
    >>>>| seamlessly does the job of far more expensive alternatives. And it's
    >>>>| getting better all the time.
    >>>> `----
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.itreviews.co.uk/software/s607.htm
    >>>
    >>> I agree.
    >>>
    >>> I like OpenOffice a lot. (Even though I'm not a big fan of the "Office
    >>> Suite" paradigm.)
    >>>
    >>> And it is better (faster, more stable, fewer operational quirks) than
    >>> the version of MS Office I'm using, Office XP.

    >>
    >> I just love Kate. I hardly ever launch an office suite, unless someone
    >> sends me something bloated, which is rare.

    >
    > I like Kate too, it's a very versatile applicaion IMO.


    It's only recently that I started making use of the plugins too. There are some
    things there you just can't get with an office suite, AFAIK.

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