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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 something right.

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