August 10, 2009

Open-source Users Revolt Over OpenOffice.org's Ribbon-esque UI

Article Source ComputerWorld
August 10, 2009, 2:07 pm

The open-source faithful are lambasting a proposed overhaul of OpenOffice.org's user interface, with critics saying it would "ape" Microsoft Office's controversial Ribbon layout.

Design of the new UI has been going on for the past nine months, led by OpenOffice.org's main contributor, Sun Microsystems Inc.

According to an update by Sun in July, the still-rough overhaul aims to "create a user interface so that OpenOffice.org becomes the users' choice not only out of need but also out of desire..."

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