eWeek: OpenOffice 2.0 Faces Opposition Over Its Use of Java
May 10, 2005, 16:00 (16 Talkback[s])
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"OpenOffice.org 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 (OpenOffice.org) 2.0 has been designed, according to its
concept document, StarOffice/OpenOffice.org '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...'"