At the end of July, Sun posted a screenshot from "Project Renaissance," an effort aimed at creating a new user interface (UI) for OpenOffice. The prototype includes a "ribbon" UI in the vein of the one that Microsoft introduced for Office 2007. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many of the user comments were critical and devolved into Microsoft bashing.
I never got the ribbon-hate myself. Well, OK, that's not really true. A lot of people don't like change and a lot of people like ragging on Microsoft for whatever reason.
However, I always found it more than … Read more