We choose not to comment on this news, but you be the judge, based on the following gist:
Features in the Novell Edition
Let’s consider a couple of the features that you get in the Novell Edition but are not likely to have been integrated into upstream OOo yet:
- Excel VBA Macro execution
- Performance improvements
- AGFA fonts
- Better Bullets (now in upstream OOo)
- Simple Solver
- GroupWise integration
Why a Windows Version?
If Novell is so interested in the success of Linux, then why would they produce a Windows edition of OpenOffice.org? Isn’t that a contradiction?
Let us not forget the controversial inclusion of Open XML.