On 17 Oct 2006 17:08:28 GMT, Bob Tennent wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 12:02:06 -0500, Erik Funkenbusch wrote:
> >>> As far as I can see, Adobe slit their own throats here. Microsoft
> >>> apparently had no intent to compete with Adobe regarding XPS, but their
> >>> hard stance against Microsoft shipping PDF capabilities with Office 2007
> >>> has forced Microsoft to take the gloves off.
> >> So how come Open office has PDF capabilities?
> > Because they're not Microsoft.
> More precisely because they're not a monopoly with a history of
> illegally bundling products and corrupting de facto standards.
No, because they're not Microsoft. Adobe doesn't want to lose their
revenue stream from Acrobat, and including PDF capability in Office would
hit them hard.
I guarantee that shoudl OpenOffice gain any appreciable share that could
hit Adobe in their pocketbook, they'll do the same to them.