On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 09:44:42 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> Microsoft's PDF-killer heads towards standards body
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| There's no doubt about it: Adobe's Portable Document Format---better
>| known as PDF---is a choice tool for digital document delivery. Some
>| might say that it's the tool for delivering complex documents to wide
>| array of users, as its design allows for faithful rendering on any
>| platform that supports PDF---application issues, font problems,
>| layout quirks, etc., need need not apply.
>| Enter Microsoft...
> They recently did the same to Flash, JPEG, ODF, video, audio, OpenGL, DRM...
> it has all _GOT_ to be controlled by Microsoft... and therefore
> punish/extinguish the competition. Be scared.
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.