Monday, October 3, 2005

Microsofts PDF support conceals hidden

The Inquirer writes about how Microsoft "spins the corporate line through PR" in its recently announced move to include PDF export in the new version of Office, a move against the OpenDocument format supported by the upcoming 2.0:
"So, supporting PDF is the other open format bandied around by MA, but it gets none of the press that Open Document does. The point of PDF support is to comply with the MA requirement, pure and simple. The 'it is what our fans wanted' spin is pure BS. Microsoft has never listened to its user base unless it was going to cost it money. This time is no different."

eWeek also reports on the move again recognising that it is following in's footsteps:,1895,1866220,00.asp

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