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Microsoft and ODF: Has Hades Gone Sub-Zero?

May 22, 2008, 22:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

"Most of the time, Microsoft's public declarations are pretty easy to parse. A bit of pre-announcement here, a touch of FUD there, with the odd dollop of feel-good waffle thrown in for good measure. Occasionally, though, it produces what can only be called a googly--not to be confused with a Google--with announcements like this one about adding support for ODF in Microsoft Office:

"When using [Microsoft Office 2007] SP2, customers will be able to open, edit and save documents using ODF and save documents into the XPS and PDF fixed formats from directly within the application without having to install any other code. It will also allow customers to set ODF as the default file format for Office 2007..."

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