Thursday, June 02, 2005


New MS Office document format is open XML

Apparently the next Microsoft Office for Windows and Mac is going to use an open XML based document format. As Brian outlines:

I think that this is exactly what the FOSS crowds have been asking for, but I think that they have seriously underestimated how difficult it is to compete with Microsoft even if the playing field is level.

[Updated: Just fixing up my HTML]

Hey Troy, thanks for your comment. I think this is a really good step forward in terms of interoperability. Let me know if there are any additional areas you're interested in knowing more about.
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