Monday Aug 27, 2007

India says no to OOXML!

ODF won a major battle in India against MS Office. The Indian government has voted out OOXML!

Look at the press.

 

 

Singapore Airlines puts Linux and StarOffice in every seat

Network World Article - Singapore Airlines puts Linux PC with StarOffice in every seat.

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KrisWorld can also be used as a PC and includes Sun Microsystems Inc.'s StarOffice application suite, which offers a word processor, spreadsheet, and a presentation program. Every seat is fitted with a USB (Universal Serial Bus) port that lets passengers access documents carried on a thumb drive or portable hard disk. The port can also be used to connect a USB keyboard or mouse, making it easier for business travellers to create and edit documents without having to dig out their laptops and power cords

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Wednesday Aug 08, 2007

Document wars in India - Microsoft vs. Sun & IBM

The war is full blown now. Come September 2, India has to vote for making Microsoft OOXML as an ISO standard. I hope we dont. At the moment Sun and IBM are battling it out against Microsoft. More details in this Economic Times soty - "MS, IBM-Sun slug it out on standard text format".

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