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News OOXML doc format gets ISO approval

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 3 Apr 2008.

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  2. chicorasia

    chicorasia New Member

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    The funny thing is: OpenOffice and NeoOffice (openoffice for OSX) can read and write XML, while MS Office won't read ODF files...

    I suppose that now MS can say it doesn't need to bother about adding ODF support to Office, since their proprietary open format (if there's such thing!) is ISO approved!
     
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    I wonder how much it cost them to buy off the uk and other countries delegations?
     
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    Cost?

    Millions, and Millions, but the money doesn't matter. Congradulations, ECMA, you are the most abusive standards body in the world. I think that Google and IBM need a hug for trying their very best to prevent this, but in the end, Microsoft has a lot more partners than either of them. I am going to try to find a list of those companies which were puppets for MS, so that I know never to recommend their products ever again. I know that HP is on the dark side, as is Novel, but I can't think of any others right now.
     
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    as obviously wrapped in agendas this is, its purely good news for the 99% of computer users who REALLY need simplicity
     
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    Quite far from purely good news mate. Its good news if you subscribe to the MS upgrade circus apart from that its pretty much bad.
     
  8. Shielder

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    Yes, that's why we already have an ISO document standard... ODF.

    Why confuse the market by having two competing standards, one of which isn't even documented properly.

    Oh, and one of the standards can be used natively on just about any computer you like, from an EeePC all the way up to the most powerful supercomputers available.

    Andy
     
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    Shielder Live long & prosper!

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    Apparently, that Norway "yes" vote went against 80% of the committee members "No" recommendation.

    MS democracy in action.

    Andy
     
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