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The Fall of Microsoft Office

May 29, 2008, 02:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Anders Bylund)

[ Thanks to Raul Ruiz, Jr. for this link. ]

"On the same day that the state of New York published a report supporting open formats for electronic documents, mighty Microsoft said that it would support the open-source ODF format in Office 2007. Redmond's own Open Office XML specification may be heading for the great Recycle Bin in the sky, never to come back.

"The twin developments are noteworthy to astute investors for multiple rasons. While several European countries, the EU itself, and the state of Massachusetts have distanced themselves from proprietary document formats like Word's .doc text documents and Excel's .xls spreadsheets, the same scene looks much more dramatic from the lofty heights of the Empire State..."

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