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eWeek: OpenOffice 2.0 Faces Opposition Over Its Use of Java

May 10, 2005, 16:00 (16 Talkback[s])
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" 2.0 is in late beta and brings improvements in both speed and Microsoft Office compatibility to the popular open-source office suite, but some free software fans are objecting to its use of Sun's Java.

"OO.o ( 2.0 has been designed, according to its concept document, StarOffice/ 'Q' Product Concept, to 'lower cost of interoperability with Microsoft Office' and improve 'its performance in... areas that are especially important to customers. The two most visible areas of improvement will be decreasing the Startup Time and Document Open/Save Time...'"

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