Chipping Away at Microsoft

It may take a while, but the chipping is well under way -- Competitors are chipping away at Microsoft Office. I wonder how close we are to a tipping point?
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Until OO.o stops lumbering along with a UI from the 90's, not very. Apple's iWork has probably made more inroads to MS Office in the past couple of years than OO.o has in the past five.

Posted by SW on October 09, 2007 at 04:31 PM JST #

Ballmer disagrees: "Our battle is product to product, Windows versus Linux, Office versus OpenOffice."
http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20071008205138925

Posted by Jim Grisnazio on October 09, 2007 at 05:18 PM JST #

Wonderful article. My fear, with regards to reaching a tipping point, is that every time we come close, MS comes out with some new hurdle. OO.o was working beautifully for me, then I started getting documents in OOXML format (which, by the way, I did unpack manually, and it's a total mess of directory structure in a zipped archive). And to add to it, from what I've heard, MS is taking over their Automatic Update infrastructure so fully that when they figure out a way to put up a new hurdle, they can magically \*poof\* it out to every machine they want...

Posted by Jason Antman on October 10, 2007 at 04:55 AM JST #

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