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Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: Is Microsoft getting worried about free Office suites?

I do believe that currently LibreOffice is the leading alternative to MS
Office (but would love to see some numbers :) )

It certainly is on Linux. On Windows I'm not sure. On the Cloud, its
Google. That is why MS is looking at new ways of gaining income.

LibreOffice on Windows suffers from a lower awareness than OOo, which is
still leading (although fading away for a number of reasons).

Based on the OOo experience, it will take another two years to get enough
traction to have an impact on Windows end user adoptions, while - on the
contrary - enterprise deployments are already increasing in most

Microsoft is losing the file format lock in, and is trying to find other
ways to keep users connected. Of course, the high upfront cost of the
Office license is a barrier to upgrades and first time adoptions, and they
are trying to get around it.

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