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12/2/2011 | 8:17:56 AM
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It is a shame that Microsoft forces people to use their software by making it a hassle to convert OpenOffice, iWork to MS Office and vice versa. I thought the government already told MS to knock off their proprietary xml and file formatting BS.
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12/12/2011 | 8:27:50 PM
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And so you believe that Apple IOS is not proprietary? Yes, if I were Microsoft, I would make it difficult for anyone to convert my Intellectual property to something else. Maybe iPhone should be open, and be sure to tell that to Apple!.
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12/12/2011 | 8:58:39 PM
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It is not their intellectual property. It is your intellectual property. I am not suggesting that Microsoft allow other companies to pirate Office (even though it would be fitting given Office's heritage). I am suggesting that when you create a Word or Excel document you should be able to send it to someone using iWork or OpenOffice, or vice-versa, without the file being intentionally corrupted by Microsoft. Microsoft uses their monopoly power to unilaterally reject open standards. They have lost all of their court cases related to the issue (because it is pretty obviously an abuse of their monopoly power) and finally had to allow other companies to use .doc, .xls, .ppt, etc. They now have included XML tags to make the process of converting files just annoying enough to keep Office in place.


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