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PC-Tools.net: Why OpenOffice.org?

Dec 08, 2004, 15:15 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jem Berkes)

[ Thanks to Sam Hiser for this link. ]

"Jem Berkes has it right. As a software developer taking the users' point of view, he clearly articulates why OpenOffice stands with the GNU/Linux operating system and the Mozilla Firefox Web browser as the principal components of the new open desktop.

As Jem puts it: "There are some very good reasons to use OpenOffice.org instead of [#$%(*&^**&^^$�@], and the best reasons have nothing to do with cost of the software." His list of points includes OpenOffice's a) OS platform agnosticism; b) its stability; c) the trustworthiness of its development model and developers; d) data longevity (read Open File Format); e) data interchange (read Web Services); and f) rapid growth in popularity (read Standardization)..."

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