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Jul 30, 2003, 01:00 (26 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft Office System 2003 will crush forthcoming Linux desktop offerings from Sun Microsystems and Red Hat by serving as an XML-enabled front end to back-end systems and integrating collaboration features, one key executive predicts.

"Jeff Raikes, group vice president of Microsoft's Productivity and Business Services, said the integration of collaboration, communications and XML support into the Office 2003 suite will offer a far greater business value than what the open-source competition can deliver.

"Sources at Microsoft said the company plans to launch Office System 2003 in late September..."

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