For sure the announcement of IBM puts more pressure on Microsoft and will at least create similar or even more discussions / evaluations when OpenOffice / StarOffice were introduced.
The post of Mary Jo Foley does however put the discussion in the right perspective: what’s really new ?
ODF and Microsoft’s ISO certification of OOXML does seem to be a (thé?) key in this discussion ….
Do you see IBM’s new Microsoft Office alternative, Lotus Symphony, as offering things other ODF suites don’t? Will IBM’s Office competitor will make more inroads than the existing crowd of ODF productivity products?
Source: Will IBM’s Lotus Symphony succeed where other Office killers haven’t?
Author: Mary Jo Foley
Date originally published: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 16:30:53 GMT