Screenshots Preview A Ribbon-Like Toolbar

1 Screenshots Preview A Ribbon-Like Toolbar

Sun Microsystems’ developers have posted prototype screenshots and demonstrations, and while the toolbar content and look could likely change, the commenters are not apparently happy with the very Microsoft-Office-like “ribbon.” Some argue the look doesn’t play well on non-Windows systems, and others say it’s just another learning curve for the noble-intentioned, but often disadvantaged, open source office suite. Let’s hear what you think of the prototype, or where else Sun should look for design ideas, in the comments. [via Slashdot]


  • Please God, No!

    Word Processors are already hard enough to get a grasp on (Most people I know opt to use Notepad on Windows because of all the ‘features’ of word processors).

    Just when Open Office are starting to gain ground on the MS market, they don’t want to go throw a spanner in the works!

    It’d be like Firefox deciding to stop supporting Web Standards ‘because that’s what Microsoft did’…

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