google officeが出るという噂があるけれども今のところvaporwareに留まっている。SIPphoneやGizmoプロジェクトのMichael Robertsonが作ったajaxを利用したワードプロセッサajaxwriteはfirefox上でWORDフォーマット形式のファイルを開いたり、保存出来るほか、ファイルをpdf保存することができる。

What if there was alternative for Microsoft Word that would install and open in 6 seconds, read and write Microsoft Word .doc files and run on Macintosh, Microsoft Windows or Linux computers? And oh yeah, it was FREE so consumers didn't have to pay $499 for Microsoft Office. I'm excited to announce that day is here.

Google Office is vaporware meaning people talk about it, but it exists only in the press' imagination. People interested in a traditional office suite should absolutely try OpenOffice.org because it's a capable office suite available at no charge. But not even Google's engineers can turn the giant semi-truck like OpenOffice into a hybrid vehicle that can run over the net like ajaxWrite.