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ConsortiumInfo: The Emerging ODF Environment, Part IV: Spotlight on SoftMaker Office 2006

Jul 06, 2006, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"In this fourth in-depth interview focusing on ODF-compliant office productivity suites, I interview Dr. Martin Sommer, SoftMaker Product Manager, of Germany's SoftMaker Software GmbH. SoftMaker Office includes word processing and spreadsheet capabilities (with more on the way), runs on both Windows and Linux, is designed for home users, and is cheap besides. While SoftMaker Office is not as well known outside of Germany as KOfiice, another German ODF-compliant software suite, it has a number of interesting and useful unique features, as does each of the other suites that I have featured in this series of interviews. Perhaps most interesting is its availability on mobile devices, and the fact that it has been selected by AMD for bundling with its ambitious '50x15' plan, which hopes to connect 50% of the world population to the Internet by 2015..."

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