Tim Bray’s trip report from his visit to StarOffice in Hamburg is pretty interesting. I didn’t know that OpenOffice stored its documents in a way that’s pleasing to XML purists, that’s pretty cool from an interoperability perspective. I’ve been using OpenOffice as my desktop suite (and I forced it on my wife) when I reinstalled Windows and then found out that I lost my Office 97 CD. She complained at first, but now she’s used to it and likes it well enough. That’s a pretty good endorsement. A few months ago I found the Office 97 CD, but we still haven’t gone back.