The Office Suite Wars

by Volker Weber

Long ago, in a galaxy far way, there was a battle of epic proportions fought. I'm not talking about the clone wars--I'll leave that one to George Lucas. This is a battle I actually played a front line role in called the Office Suite Wars. In fact, I was one of the generals for one of the combatants, so you can't exactly consider my opinion on these matters to be objective! In this case, I was Vice President of Engineering for Borland. We had a product called Quattro Pro, that was a spreadsheet. The other three contestants were Microsoft, Lotus, and Word Perfect. If you know enough about computers to be reading this web page, you probably know who won.

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