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ZDNet: Critical Mass: The Reason Alternative Office Suites Stumble

Feb 10, 2007, 09:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Every time I do a post about Google Docs or its office suite plans there are a bunch of talkbacks and emails about other wannabe Office 2007 killers.

"This just in: None of them matter commercially. Why? They lack critical mass even though they may be innovative. Zoho? Nope. ThinkFree? Interesting concept but not enough mass. Meanwhile none of the alternatives are perfect. Browser-based subscription services sometimes lack offline access. Offline suites don't integrate with the Web with anytime, anywhere access or enable seamless upgrades..."

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