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Reports to contrary, the launch of Microsoft Office 2010 doesn't mean that is dead — or even wounded.

ZDNet's Christopher Dawson says that users are going to choose the lumbering monstrosity that is Microsoft Office, or opt for Google Docs or another online suite. According to Dawson:

If someone needs a desktop office suite (and I mean they don't just think they need one, but actually need to do things that can't be done with Google Apps), then they aren't going to be satisfied with OpenOffice. I don't blame them, actually. Given my choice of Office 2007/2010 or OpenOffice, I'd pick Office. It's polished, it's easy, and it's powerful.

I'll give Dawson powerful, and I suppose polished, but I'm unwilling to cede "easy," though I don't claim is easier than Office.

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