OpenOffice 2.0 will likely put a hurt on Microsoft 13316
Then the company can pick up StarOffice, which is still 1-10th the price of MS Office, and keep on going.
OpenOffice 2.0 will likely put a hurt on Microsoft 13317
Which requires yet another change. Is it your position that Sun Microsystems (ala - Star Office) is less "destination unknown" than Microsoft? It's plausible that Sun may...
Cool. So why is Microsoft unpleasant womanin' about it?
Lawyers (word-perfect users)
Scientific journals. For example, the style guide for the American Insbreastute of Physics only requires that the manuscript be submitted in a correctly formatted hard copy.
Magazines. For example, the C-C++ User's Journal:
"You must submit your manuscript in electronically readable form. Files must be in raw ASCII format, flush left, with one empty line between paragraphs."
You sound like you've bought the MS Party line, hook, line, and sinker.
Remember, Larry, Microsoft is only roughly 10% of the total IT market.
Read it again, Larry. I'm talking about MS Office corrupting your documents. It's happened. The only way to mitigate the problem, that I know of, is to have plenty of extra RAM.
Not quite. From what I've heard, some of the MS XML is still in a binary-like format.
Cool. I hope it is better-integrated than, say, how Rational supports handling a requirements document in Word format.
Good, then OO fits in even better.
That, I agree with. So Microsoft can still be reduced to a niche player (over Bill and Steve's dead bodies, maybe).
Neither is changing to the next version of Word. It is incredible how much Microsoft churns how it works.
I, personally, hate it when they do that. Far easier to use OO, in my mind.
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