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From Ian Lynch <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice thin client edition - why not?
Date Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:43:40 GMT
On 18 January 2013 09:16, Fernando Cassia <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 5:44 AM, Joost Andrae <> wrote:
>> Oracle Cloud Office cannot be compared with developments like StarPortal or
>> Sun ONE Webtop that needed office processes to run on client side. Oracle
>> Cloud Office used the ODF file format to render it by using JavaScript. OTOH
>> bulk document conversions were done by an office process on server side.
>> Oracle Cloud Office scaled far better.
> Joost,
> Very interesting information.
> However, I never,ever ever ever mentioned any ORCL product so I don´t
> know why you bring that up :)
> Personally, I´d just envisioned a way to put Apache OpenOffice on my
> Linux server and be able to acess it from my Nokia N800 tablet running
> Mer Linux and a VNC client, among other older systems, but in a
> seamless way, not running a full vnc session with Linux windows
> manager etc....
> I also have a pair of IBM Network Stations (powerpc) that I can use as
> thin clients by booting the FreeBSD port tailored for those.

What we really need is a cloud version of AOO like Google Docs. Even
MS now realises that this is the way to go with 365. It is going to
take time but I see the emphasis shifting to on-line office tools with
an option to work off line. Given that it will take several years of
development to get something on a par with Google, unless this work
starts very soon it could well be too late. It might even be already.
If there is a standards compliant on-line suite it then is less of a
problem worrying about porting to every different mobile and desktop
> --
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> Durante épocas de Engaño Universal, decir la verdad se convierte en un
> Acto Revolucionario
> - George Orwell


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