Office Suite and XML Editor

I thought I’d mention that Open Office has shipped version 1.0 and it works pretty darn well. It desperately needs sample templates for the various applications (especially the presentation program) but it appears solid and I’m planning to switch to it full time for an office suite. I had never bought any upgrades to Microsoft Office anyway so I was still stuck on Office 97.
Another program that shows a lot of promise is Pollo. It’s an open source XML editor and I need a good one as I use XML more and more all the time now for both work and play projects. You can hardly shake a stick anymore without running into it. So if you haven’t yet paid for something more sophisticated like XML-Spy, you can give this a look and see if you like it. I will let you know up front though that it currently has no support for doing XSL development. It would be great if it would let you build XSL and apply it to XML and review the output but there’s nothing there yet.

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