I expect to post more on this later, but I can’t wait to applaud the new alliance between Google and Sun (whose CEO’s are shown here). Yes, Virginia, there is an alternative to Microsoft Office, and it’s called OpenOffice.org; and, yes, it’s a viable alternative to the wickedness of Word.
There’s much more to this story… For now, for an overview, here’s Silicon.com’s coverage. And, for those of you are are more hard core techies, here’s ZDNet’s more in-depth analysis.
I’ll just say for now, IMHO, this deal is encouraging for the future of computing; and OpenOffice.org (not to mention the Google Toolbar) are worthy of your attention.