Posted Nov 2, 2007 13:35 UTC (Fri) by vonbrand
In reply to: False dichotomy
Parent article: GNOME and OOXML
Now the fundamental problem is.. OOXML is going to win. More then likely. Everybody already
uses Microsoft Desktop, Microsoft Server, and Microsoft Office. Even if, through a work of
nature, all of the standardization folks just stand up and turn their backs completely on
Microsoft and OOXML then it's still going to be much cheaper and easier for 80-90% of the
market to just keep on using the same software they are using right now.
But this isn't the same software, it is a whole new set of formats!
Sure, MSFT has a grip over (and includes) the legacy formats in OOXML, but this is more a battle for establishing the new format from both sides.
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