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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Edge of My Seat

Now this is good television. Why are Sun and Google doing a news conference together, and introducing it with comments about Sun & Schmidt's history with open source? I'll know in about 45 minutes...


  • First hint: they gave Adam Bechtelstein (sp?) a copy of StarOffice.

    Did someone say "Office"?...

    By Blogger Matt Crouch, at 12:35 PM  

  • Blech. Anticlimax. Toolbar this and JRE that. Google will help distribute OpenOffice (how? by having come up in the results when someone searches "open office")

    What I want: Google + Mozilla;
    gmail revamped on a XUL platform.; Embedding OOo bits into the result; let Ajax run against a Storage type document base sitting in the 2.6GB gmail space.

    Now you and friends can dynamically create & edit text, spreadsheet, and presentation documents, review their histories and revert 'em (wiki style). Essentially you've created a web-based paperless office.

    By Blogger Matt Crouch, at 1:18 PM  

  • I thought Google+Sun would be, like you described, a wiki-style Office suite. But instead of Google+Mozilla, I'd think Google+OpenOffice. I think it would be a great idea...

    Google-branded OpenOffice where all the docs you're working with are hosted on Google. What would be killer is if you could watch edits of each document or something. For example, I have a spreadsheet open and along the bottom it says something like "3 other users are viewing this document." And then if they make changes, their changes appear in gray and I can synch right there if I want their changes applied to my doc.

    Man, that'd be sweet.

    By Blogger luke, at 6:34 AM  

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