Massachusetts plans to abandon Microsoft Office

Massachusetts Thursday unveiled plans to phase out Microsoft’s Office in favor of office productivity suites that support an open-document format from the OASIS standards body, according to a statement on the commonwealth’s Web site. It expects its agencies to develop phased migration plans with a target implementation date of Jan. 1, 2007.

Source: Infoworld

Further reading and free software: openoffice.org

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

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