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Author Topic: MS: "OpenDoc too slow!" IBM: "MS Open XML too heavy!"  (Read 3862 times)

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Interesting article on ZDNet ... get the impression MS don't want to have an Open Source format - but if there is it should be so complicated no one will ever be able to use it ?

http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=3107

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Re: MS: "OpenDoc too slow!" IBM: "MS Open XML too heavy!"
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2006, 07:51 AM »
I'm personally pretty tired of OpenOffice (way too slow startup, even on my dualcore machine), and the later versions of MS Office (way too bloated). I'm considering playing around with http://www.lyx.org/ when I get the time, since I don't personally need MS Office interoperability.


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Re: MS: "OpenDoc too slow!" IBM: "MS Open XML too heavy!"
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2006, 07:58 AM »
Hmmm ... did you read the article - nothing to do with OpenOffice  :-[

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Re: MS: "OpenDoc too slow!" IBM: "MS Open XML too heavy!"
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2006, 08:26 AM »
Hm, I thought OpenDocument was what OpenOffice uses... XML and all that.

Anyway, 4081 pages does seem like a lot. I wonder if they have a complete description of XML in there as well, and not just the schemas :)

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Re: MS: "OpenDoc too slow!" IBM: "MS Open XML too heavy!"
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2006, 08:59 AM »
I think the article is describing a project to develop an OpenDocument format. The 4081 page document is MS's submission on how such a format should be designed.

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Re: MS: "OpenDoc too slow!" IBM: "MS Open XML too heavy!"
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2007, 08:08 PM »
Hi Fodder,

So did you had the time to try out Lyx? I too download it to try, but find it very inflexible. But the output is really nice.... :Thmbsup:

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Re: MS: "OpenDoc too slow!" IBM: "MS Open XML too heavy!"
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2007, 01:54 AM »
Yep, it's a bit too heavy to dance with imho, and I sorta feel more comfortable write LaTeX stuff with notepad++. It's just so kludgy dealing with images and a couple of other things >_<.