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Re: [opensuse] Commercial office suites for Linux?
On Mon, 2012-03-05 at 09:00 +0100, C wrote:
On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 07:43, Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Surely you know that OO is probably a descendent, or at least
a very close cousin of Symphony.
The other way around - OO was originally StarOffice, and Lotus Symphony
is now based on OO.
Lotus Symphony is essentially an *older* version of
with a new Eclipse based frontend, a few customizations... and not a
lot more (although they did some bug fixing that didn't always make
its way back into the OOo trunk). So, any file format/round-trip
quirks in LS are highly likely to be the same as in the OOo3.0/3.1-ish
timeframe (last time I know of that IBM took a snapshot of OOo for

Emphasis on old; LibreOffice is going to be far ahead of LS in terms of
document compatibility. LO seems at this point to already be far ahead
of OO.

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