eWeek: How Much Office Functionality Do We Really Need, Anyway?
Oct 14, 2003, 19:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
"Back to the future, Redmond-style: While singing the praises of
Microsoft Office 2003, Jeff Raikes used his keynote presentation at
this week's Microsoft Partner Conference in New Orleans to accuse
the suite's open-source competitors of living in the past.
"Raikes (Microsoft's group vice president of productivity and
business solutions) said that OpenOffice and Sun Microsystems' open
source-based StarOffice 'simply accept the view that what they have
is good enough. That view does not foster innovation. Being where
we were with Office 1997 is not good enough for us.'