Can anybody tell me what business Novell is in? This approach seems way of course to me and hardly a real threat to Msft.
Novell drives nail into Microsoft Office coffin
By Stan Beer
Tuesday, 06 March 2007
The news that Novell has released an Office Open XML (OOXML) translator for OpenOffice.org is yet another nail in the coffin of the office productivity franchise known as Microsoft Office. However, if the open source crowd is really serious about denting Microsoft’s dominance in this space, what is needed is a little Evolution.
With the translator, Microsoft cannot hold customers captive to Office 2007. OpenOffice.org users don’t have to worry about receiving a Microsoft Word (and hopefully soon Excel and Powerpoint) file they can’t read. Now the onus is on Microsoft to update Office 2007 to include open document format (ODF) capability, which OpenOffice.org already has and is being increasingly recognized as a global standard.