PocketXP wrote:>> What does this have to do with an Office Suite?
How does this not have to do with an Office Suite?
What is your definition of an Office Suite?
Is your efficiency interfering with your effectivenes?
It doesn't require a new lightweight office suite which is what you originally claimed (or claim that it was implied that) Google and Sun are going to create. OpenOffice.org is 12+ million lines of C++ code and some Java for new features like the database. It includes it's own object embedding system and GUI library. What exactly sounds lightweight about that? Are users going to be expected to download huge binary plugins for each function (spreadsheet, WP, presentation)? Will Google and Sun be sued by Eolas for violating their plug-in patent? Or are Sun and Google going to write a new Java Office suite from the ground up? That's worked so well before.
I find it far more likely that there will be a Google branded OpenOffice.org in it's current heavyweght desktop application form. Let's look at how your list of features would fit into that.
- remote storage: Ms already has Sharepoint integration and will be deepening that integration in future versions. One aspect of that is allowing one to save and open documents directly from SP document libraries. I could definitely see Sun modifying OO.org to allow storage in a Google hosted SP equivalent.
- online calendar: Last I checked. OO.org didn't have a calendaring app. This would be just the rumored web based gCalendar. I don't know how you would integrate it with a dekstop app. Perhaps via iCal files.
- online word processor: To make it "online" you'd have to either wrap OO.org in a giant plugin for dubious benefit or write a lightweight WP from scratch in Java.
- online spreadsheet: Same as WP
- rich search:adsfsdf
I dont' care, but I spent too much time typing in what I did.