Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So
Dec 29, 2009, 21:17 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Once you've got past the entertaining "top of mind"
and "complete left to right understanding" phraseology, this
reveals something incredibly important about the current thinking
at Microsoft: that OpenOffice.org now figures almost as largely in
the competitive landscape as does GNU/Linux, and the fact there are
no less than *13* "district Linux and Open Office Compete Leads"
focussing on what is described as "one of the biggest issues" for
no less a person than Steve Ballmer.
"That's huge: until now, most people have tended to dismiss the
open source office project as a distant runner-up to Microsoft
Office, and certainly not a serious contender. Microsoft obviously
feels otherwise, which means that OpenOffice.org is clearly doing
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