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LinuxPlanet: Editor's Note: The Importance of Open File Formats, Redux

Jun 22, 2000, 20:27 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A few weeks ago I wrote a piece on the importance of open file formats and why Microsoft was essentially evil for trying to patent a streaming-media file format...."

"I received a lot of responses to the article, almost all positive (and only one calling me a Communist!)"

"Perhaps the most important response, however, came from Vistasource President Bernie Thompson, reporting on his company's commitment to open file formats."

"As you'll recall, Applixware Office is one of the oldest and newest software products in the Linux market. I remember seeing demos of Applixware Office on the Sun Solaris platform when I attended X Window trade shows in the early 1990s. Over the years Applixware Office was continually improved, and it's now available on the Linux platform, as a formidable competitor to StarOffice and the other many Linux office suites. Vistasource is an Applixware subsidiary that markets Applix products to the Linux community."

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