10.10.05

Google supports OpenOffice

"Google and Sun Microsystems have joined forces to challenge the dominance of Microsoft's Office software. Google aims to "explore opportunities to promote" Sun's OpenOffice software. Those downloading Sun's Java program will be offered Google's toolbar." [from]
My first reaction to this was "awesome", but then I wondered whether this isn't a snarky kick-to-the-balls from Google to Microsoft. Supporting something just because it's Not-Microsoft is a risky move to make. Lucky that I know from firsthand experience that OpenOffice is a damn good product, huh? We're moving into the age where no home users really needs to pay for basic software. Let's leave that to the major businesses.