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[News] More Free/Libre Office Suites from IBM and Oracle Put the Pressure on Microsoft's Stumbling Office (Real Profits Down)

  • Subject: [News] More Free/Libre Office Suites from IBM and Oracle Put the Pressure on Microsoft's Stumbling Office (Real Profits Down)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 09:09:02 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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OpenOffice 3.2 - now with less Microsoft envy

,----[ Quote ]
| If Oracle can provide a first-rate connect-
| anywhere, edit-anywhere online office suite, 
| it might have finally found something that 
| can break Microsoft's stronghold on business 
| productivity tools.
| That's what I'd be looking for in follow on 
| versions to OpenOffice 3.2.


OpenOffice.org 3.2: 10 Years in the Making

,----[ Quote ]
| If you look back on the history of 
| OpenOffice.org, it makes the 3.2 release 
| that came out on Thursday the 11th even more 
| impressive. Nearly 10 years in the making, 
| OpenOffice.org has evolved from a clunky 
| proprietary offering that struggled to 
| import Microsoft Office documents to a 
| productivity powerhouse that is faster, 
| supports a fully open document format (ODF) 
| and handles most proprietary formats with 
| grace.


Q&A: IBM's Alistair Rennie on the big picture for Lotus

,----[ Quote ]
| IBM is taking Lotus Symphony, a suite built 
| on OpenOffice.org, to the Mac platform and 
| recently launched a next-gen beta for the 
| office suite.
| âCustomers are looking for options and 
| choice,â said Rennie. They are looking for 
| options to bring employees and people 
| together and edit, write and change 
| documents in an open standards based way.â



penOffice.org vs. Microsoft Office

,----[ Quote ]
| How does OpenOffice.org (OOo) compare with
| Microsoft Office (MSO)? The question is harder
| to answer than you might expect. Few users
| have the experience or patience to do a
| thorough comparison. Too often, they miss
| features that have different names or are in
| different positions in the editing window. Or,
| perhaps they overlook the fact that some
| features, although missing in one, easily can
| be added through customization. Yet another
| problem when comparing something to MSO is
| which of the eight current versions of MSO do
| you use for the comparison?


Open Office 3.2: Faster, More Office Compatibility

,----[ Quote ]
| The concept of an office suite, with word
| processing, spreadsheet and presentation
| software, is one that is well understood by
| users, which is also why it's often difficult
| to improve them. Users already expect their
| office suites to do certain things, making the
| job of office suite developers often one of
| fit and finish.

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