The plan escalates Google’s rivalry with Microsoft, which extends to Web search, browsers and business applications such as word processing and spreadsheets. Windows, Microsoft’s flagship product, runs about 90 percent of the world’s personal computers. Google is also trying to spur Web-ad sales after reporting its first sequential revenue drop as a public company.
The OpenOffice.org application uses the OpenDocument file format (also known as ODF) as native file format. This means, OpenOffice.org stores all documents in OpenDocument file format unless the user requests to store them in a different file format.
However, due to the changes introduced in a later version, Office 2007 is not entirely in compliance with ISO/IEC 29500:2008. Microsoft has stated that the planned Microsoft Office 2010 will be the first version to implement the ISO/IEC 29500:2008 compliant version of Office Open XML.
In Office 2007 Microsoft introduced a new file format called the Microsoft Open Office XML Format (.docx). This format is not compatible with older versions of Microsoft Word or with alternative operating systems like Linux or Mac OS X. Nor is it compatible with other word processing applications like OpenOffice, Lotus 123, or NeoOffice.
as there have been plenty of small competitors trying to find a niche or unseat Microsoft in the OS or applications wars..
Kaye wrote:I'll definitely try it out. I loved the Chrome browser (too bad they haven't ported it to Linux natively yet)
Copa360 wrote:Kaye wrote:I'll definitely try it out. I loved the Chrome browser (too bad they haven't ported it to Linux natively yet)
They have. It's still in development, but it's coming along nicely. I have it installed and play with it from time to time. Go here:
Then scroll down the page until you see the Linux section. It's only available in .deb packages right now, which means only us Debian-types can try it so far.
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