Now that Microsoft has lost its appeal (ain’t that the truth) and has to pay $290 million to Canadian company i4i and take the docx file format out of Word 2007, is it just me or doesn’t that sound like an improvement to the product?

The whole point of docx didn’t seem to be to help users, but rather to make life difficult for both Microsoft competitors and for users who decided not to upgrade from the previous Word versions that used only the .doc format.

Microsoft deserves to lose this one.