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Steve Boyce wrote:
> Just to add briefly to Oleg's good points, it seems to me that MS think
> very clearly about where their unique value is and how to leverage that.
Duplicating functionality of existing standards and grooping them under
a new acronym does not really stand for unique value.
> I find it hard, and also pointless in fact, to criticise them for that
> if they do it well. That is why they are a business and not working on
> GNU or whatever.
I think that none can argue against Microsoft being the best on what it
does. However, one can argue on what it does.
> (And by the way, Office 2003 is the
> first Office upgrade for many years that seems to offer genuine value
> for money in terms of business benefit)
As an developer that finds XML handy, Office 2003 has nothing to give
me. It's too overpriced for a number of my clients and advanced features
are in the top of the price catalog.
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