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The Time Is Now: Cross-platform Competitors to Microsoft Office

Sep 29, 2009, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

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"For example, earlier this month, IBM Lotus released version 1.3 of its two-year-old Symphony suite. Lotus also announced intentions to deliver yet major update to the suite--codenamed Vienna--in the first half of next year, the same time frame as the next planned release of MS Office.

"Also this month, Intel voiced plans for a first-time desktop version of Moblin, a new Linux-based OS currently being integrated with a quick-start office suite designed for netbooks.

"At the same time, Microsoft is dealing with a court injunction that will force that company to stop shipping MS Word 2003 and 2007--key ingredients in its Windows-only office suites--by October 14 unless it succeeds in overturning the ruling by then."

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