I understand where you are coming from, and the good news is, in your
favour, that MS in both it's O/S and office suite are losing market
share in a big way. Here's an article from Ubuntu founder and my
countryman Mark Shuttelworth on his take on MS and Ubuntu. I like his
statement that the no.1 bug in Linux has now been fixed/closed, in that
MS no longer dominates majority market share.
As you'll notice in the supplied link article and the chart, MS has
toppled since 2011 in market share, and I believe will continue to do so
with Android, Firefox O/S for mobiles and shortly Ubuntu Touch for
mobiles. And along with a launch shortly of their own device the Ubuntu
Edge, a great looking device from the pics so far, second link.
Anyway I am off-topic here, I see a great future even now for all
opensourced Office suites, and it will grow along with the above
mentioned software and hardware.
On 29/07/2013 10:33 AM, Amit Choudhary wrote:
On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 4:06 PM, Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org
Your knowledge of the document standards is limited by your reply
here. This issue of the document standards and naming convention
was covered by a world body of multinationals and the preservation
of all things in human digital text etc. This was to allow anyone,
alien or earthly, thousands of years from now, to decode and read
and modify the history in the digital world of mankind. So the
open document standards were born and ratified and accpeted by the
majority of the world that counts. MS did not agree and tried to
introduce their own so-called opens standard with the .xml base,
i.e.x docx, xlsx, and so forth.
But it has not been accepted by the world bodies, even though the
MS document standard does survive. As you will now notice MSO 2007
(partially), MSO 2010 and 2013 all can reads and write in the ODS
standard used by OOo, AOO and LO. MS had no choice but to fit in
and follow suit, so it's not the other way around that we and all
other s outside of the use of MSO, must fit in. The ODS standard
is here to stayt and will dominate over time, no matter what the
masses say and want. It's about education that we all have choices
and many efficient and useful alternatives in the digital world.
I might be out-of-date of what had been decided. But what I see is
this: MS Office everywhere I worked which translates to possibly
billions of doallars in MS pcokets.
My agenda with whatever I have wrote till now is: Why should MS get
billions of dollars?
The open formats should be supported, I am not against that, I am
against the timing.
MS Office will win because 90% of computers have Windosws on them.
Until Linux desktops/laptops become popular people will not switch to
open document format.
My strategy would be similar to MS: Make users switch to LO and then
give them open dcoument format and remove MS formats. Since 90% of the
installations will have LO, no one is going to complain and they will
happily settle for open document format and MS can't do anything.
It is the strategy and timing I am talking about. Doing both together
(MS compatibility + Open document) is a strain on developers and QA.
Given that LO has very few developers and QA, then why should LO focus
on two product lines. It is not correct strategy.
PS: I am not pushing my ideas but I do not want to pay MS. Also, I
will be using LO but if the person who is receiving my document has MS
Office, then what?
MS is a clever, arm-twisting company. You never know what they can
come up with. Bill Gates knew about monopoly and that's why all MS
components are intertwined with each other so that if you remove one
component then other component will not work properly. Bill Gates did
this even before question arose about breaking up MS, and after this
happened in Europe, MS avoided it easily by stating that if they
remove IE then Windows will not work properly and got away with not
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