Re: some news...

from my point of view "so many" features "as oXP" is not that important for ex-windows users, and wouldn't like experienced linux users.
Abiword plugins are the best option. You can have DIA installed on a pentium 2 with 64ram, with just a few plugins. Or run full DIA in a pentium 4 win 1GB. You will find the balance between the task you want to accomplish and the machine you have available. With msoffice 2000 and 2002, this is just not possible, you first buy a new computer and then you say "what am I allowed to do today?"
Of course is imporant to be able to exchange files between gnome-office and others, and frindeliness and feedback from the UI will make gnome-office rock.
nestor di

On 20 May 2002 13:34:20 -0700
"Miles Lane" <miles megapathdsl net> wrote:

> On Mon, 2002-05-20 at 07:20, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> > ... not so good (at least) for us...
> > 
> >
> Hmm.  That really depends on how you look at it.  I think saying 
> this development is bad news for gnome-office is short sighted.
> Consider, Ximian is one of the largest contributors to Gnome
> development and is also one of the most effective groups
> at promoting the Linux desktop.  This StarOffice deal will bring
> more money to Ximian and help increase the adoption for the 
> Gnome desktop.  Both of these things will be good for gnome-office
> in the long term. 
> We know that Gnome-office doesn't have a lot of the functionality
> that MS Office users want.  StarOffice is a lot closer.  We just 
> need to stay focused and make Gnome Office a good competitor to
> MS Office.  I'm sure that if we develop a thoroughly compatible
> and feature comparable office suite, we'll have no trouble
> getting it adopted by distributions and users.
> 	Miles
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