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  1. [News] Review of OpenOffice.org 3.0 (and Windows Vista Snubbed)

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    First Look: OpenOffice.org 3.0 for Windows

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    | Open source observers can argue until the end of time over the validity of
    | developing and enhancing free software for Windows, but the fact remains
    | OpenOffice.org is thoroughly committed to the platform and continues to
    | produce a top-notch, cross-platform office productivity suite that work
    | perfectly well on Windows. In this article, we take a look at getting the
    | latest OpenOffice.org 3.0 developer build up-and-running for Windows XP.
    | Okay, before you ask why not Vista, the reason is simple -- numbers!
    | Microsoft might like us to believe Vista is selling like hotcakes, but XP is
    | still by far and away the most popular Windows desktop release.



    The Fall of Microsoft Office

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    | On the same day that the state of New York published a report supporting open
    | formats for electronic documents, mighty Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) said that
    | it would support the open-source ODF format in Office 2007. Redmond's own
    | Open Office XML specification may be heading for the great Recycle Bin in the
    | sky, never to come back.
    | [...]
    | I can't say that Google or Sun or anybody else just won a bigger share of the
    | office software market, and if they did, it won't help their revenue or
    | profits directly anyway. But it's clear as day that Microsoft just took a
    | serious hit, and the impact may take a long time to make itself felt but it
    | will come.


    Last week:

    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?


    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.



    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. * * *


    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."


    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.


    Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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    | If I ask you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?
    | Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
    | to go with that.


    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.


    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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  2. Re: Review of OpenOffice.org 3.0 (and Windows Vista Snubbed)

    On Jun 2, 12:54 pm, Roy Schestowitz
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    > First Look: OpenOffice.org 3.0 for Windows

    Who care if it's OOo 2 or OOo 3?

    People use OOo because they heard it's "FREE", and "COMPATIBLE" with M
    $-Office. So basically it's just a free clone of M$ office to most
    users. Any more feature is just useless because people wouldn't want
    to learn it anyway.

  3. Re: [News] Review of OpenOffice.org 3.0 (and Windows Vista Snubbed)

    "Roy Schestowitz" schreef in bericht
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    > First Look: OpenOffice.org 3.0 for Windows

    Your post is off-topic in this group, your violating
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    Fsck you arsehole troll

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