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Financial Times: Open Source Moves Into Microsoft's Office Block

Apr 25, 2005, 13:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon London)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Open source software is coming to a personal computer near you. The success of Firefox, the open source web browser, has shown that 'free' software is no longer the preserve of bearded geeks and hackers. Now comes a credible alternative to Microsoft's ubiquitous Office suite that costs not a penny, euro or yen.

"The latest incarnation of OpenOffice was last month released for testing by users. Early reviews say it marks a big advance over earlier versions of the free word processing, spreadsheet and presentation package..."

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