[odf-discuss] IBM responds to OOXML approval
cputtick at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 13:18:41 EDT 2008
Even more fun is to compare the results of these searches:
OpenOffice wins by about 6m entries, despite the near infinite inverse
ratio of marketing budgets...
And Corel are supporting ODF in the same release they plan to support
OOXML, which IIRC was due last summer. Somehow I think it is not ODF
they are struggling with!
On 04/04/2008, robert_weir at us.ibm.com <robert_weir at us.ibm.com> wrote:
> Widely used in the near future by Corel. I like that one.
> In any case, Google search with the following search strings:
> filetype:docx (31,800 hits returned)
> filetype:odt (56,000 hits returned)
> filetype:doc (35,000,000 hits returned)
> So there are more ODF documents out there than OOXML. And for every OOXML
> document there are 1,100 legacy DOC files.
> So any claims that OOXML use is "widely used" doesn't hold up.
> For example, is OOXML the default save format in any product other than MS
> Office 2007? It would be hard for any format to be widely used if it isn't
> the default, out-of-the-box setting for the word processor. Apple iWork can
> read OOXML documents, but not write them. So that is hardly going to
> justify "widely used".
> odf-discuss-bounces at opendocumentfellowship.com wrote on
> 04/03/2008 02:34:08 AM:
> > On 02/04/2008, marbux <marbux at gmail.com> wrote:
> > decision-297574>.
> > "and OOXML has become widely used not only by Microsoft but also thelikes
> > Apple, Novell and, in the near future, Corel."
> > The FUD machine is revving up already.
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