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OpenOffice and the need for Java

With OpenOfffice 2.01 being released last week, I have installed it, and removed both OpenOffice 1.1 and MS Office. So far it has all been positive with just a minor issue with a complex graph from an Excel spreadsheet.

One thing I did notice, and slightly concerned about is the need for the java runtime to have OpenOffice run [I don’t remember this from v1]. It doesn’t cause me a technical issue as I already had the runtime on the PC, but is it really necessary. If Java was not a product of Sun I may have never given it a second thought, but it is. Maybe there was some outcry of this coupling, but I didn’t hear it. Possibly MS should take them to court.

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