"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
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