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NewsForge: Microsoft Displays Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt Toward OpenOffice.org

Mar 29, 2004, 14:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Taran Rampersad)


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"I came across this Microsoft OpenOffice 1.1 Competitive Guide through a post on the TTLUG mailing list, and decided to answer it fully in a FDLed response because it will save quite a few people from typing everything.

"According to the Microsoft document, the basic system requirements for OpenOffice are:

  • "Windows (98, NT, 2000, XP) -- Pentium-compatible PC, 64 MB RAM, 130 MB HD; or
  • "Linux (x86, PowerPC) -- 64 MB RAM and 170 MB HD
  • "Solaris (x66, SPARC) -- 64 MB RAM and 240 MB HD; or
  • "MacOSX (beta); or
  • "FreeBSD

"They did not, however, compare it to Office XP..."

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