The Office Revolution, in eyeOS 1.3

Some people has been asking us, since we started this project, why we didn’t simply ported OpenOffice to eyeOS. The answer was quite simple, OpenOffice was a Desktop application, and eyeOS was a Web System. While technicaly possible, porting such a huge java application to the web would never be fast on lots of computers, and much less in some Internet-Capable gadgets, and it would be running (partially) on the client, so was not an option for eyeOS.

The fact is that we have been working on making possible to join the power of OpenOffice and the velocity of Web Based applications, and we can finally make this exciting announcement: eyeOS 1.3 will be the first Open Source Web Solution to provide, without any needed plug-in installed in the client’s browser (such as Java or Flash), support for more than 100 different formats to view and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

The new eyeOS version will include support to read and write Microsoft Office and OpenOffice default formats (.doc, .xls, .ppt, .odt, .ods and .odp) trought the new eyeSheets and eyePresentations applications, and the current eyeDocs application.

But not just that. If you receive an Ichitaro 10 document, an Staroffice 8, a WordPerfect 4.2 or a MultiMate Adv. II 3.7 document, do not worry. Just upload it to your eyeOS, and feel free to open and edit it (for documents and spreadsheets) or to watch it (for presentations). Of course, you won’t have problems either to use the very recent formats (such as the new Microsoft Office Vista formats).

This will be possible thanks to some hard work on the great OpenOffice platform, that will provide, in the server where eyeOS is installed, conversions between lots of formats to the eyeOS native ones trought some macros that will connect eyeOS with OpenOffice framework.

Once the server is prepared, everybody in the eyeOS server will be able to use and work with office documents, without needing to install OpenOffice, Microsoft Office or any other.

This is, seeing your last presentation or working with your spreadsheet in your Nintendo Wii ;-) .

11 Responses to “The Office Revolution, in eyeOS 1.3”

  1. Alexandre says:

    I am proud and glad to be the first to react to say: AMAZING, AWESOME, INCREDIBLE !!!!

    But before all, just : a Big THANK YOU to the Dev Team.

    Hard to imagine where you will stop…

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  3. Álvaro says:

    Great work is eyeOS, a great free web application. An this all are very good news :D Thanks!

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  6. DanielRS says:

    These are REALLY great news!

  7. CharlesPL says:

    eyeOS is absolutely the best web desktop, I love it.

  8. Paul Harder says:

    Fantastic! I’ve been using EyeOS for some time and as soon as my bonus comes it I will contribute!

    What does someone need to do to be a beta tester? I’d be happy to test this out!

  9. Simon says:

    Very impressive work, congratulations! :)

    The only thing I hope is that the incompatibilities that seem to have crept in with the 1.2 release (in respect of some shared servers) have been fixed also, so that more people can start to explore this great application.

  10. Excellent blog very well laid out indeed. I wish mine were as good as yours. Keep up the good work! If I could have your 10% creativity I would be very proud.

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