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OpenOffice 3.0 promises to bash Office

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Microsoft’s Office suite could have plausible challenger on the desktop for the first time since Lotus gave up trying to take on Redmond a decade ago.

With developers struggling to get OpenOffice 2.4 out the door, details are emerging of the features users have to look forward to in the upcoming bullet point release, version 3.0.

The suite will be able to cope seamlessly with Office 2007’s XML-based file formats, though the blogger notes that the current development skeleton manages this with mediocre results.

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