Update on ODF vs OOXML file counts based on Google search
Thu 24 May 2007, 11:40 PMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
Count (May 10, 2007)
Count (May 24, 2007)
516 (12% on Microsoft.com)
659 (15% on Microsoft.com)
68 (6% on Microsoft.com)
95 (4% on Microsoft.com)
80 (13% on Microsoft.com)
349 (56% on Microsoft.com)
664 (11% on Microsoft.com)
1103 (27% on Microsoft.com)
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What has been said:
587.1. Philip Storry (25/05/2007 02:40)
I'm sure that we'll get OOXML documents (not on MS's site) overtaking ODF eventually.
But I now plan to put all my documents out as ODF & PDF - I seem to have completely migrated to OpenOffice.Org recently, and out of preference rather than anything else. There are a few niggles, but I'm just finding it far better than MS Office for almost everything.
Now, if they only had ODMA awareness, I'd be using it full time at work too!
587.2. Ben Langhinrichs (05/25/2007 05:51 AM)
It does seem likely that eventually OOXML documents will exceed ODF documents, but given the sheer size of Microsoft's dominance (we are not talking 60-70% market share, but something greater then 90%, and many say 95-97%), it is still noteworthy that the pickup is relatively slow.
I am planning on putting out all documents in ODF format for the next release of each of our products, along with PDF and old style Microsoft binary formats. It just seems appropriate.
587.3. Philip Storry (25/05/2007 05:56)
And just in case anyone was curious, the number of ODF documents that are on OpenOffice.Org's site and what percentage they make of the totals:
ODT - 266 (0.29%)
ODS - 45 (0.21%)
ODP - 73 (0.16%)
Total - (0.24%)
Not worth reporting on in future, but as you're asking what the stats mean I felt it would be worthwhile just to show that there's no significant stacking of numbers by the OpenOffice community etc...
And what do I think? Check back monthly. Make pretty graphs. :-)
587.4. Marcus (14/11/2007 09:28 PM)
Im just wondering is there any sites where microsoft is defended, realise its kind of off topic but i feel like the only one currently surfing the internet who thinks OpenOffice is overrated and Ms office grossely underated