Mind boggling, thats what I thought when I first saw rumors about a G-office (Google Office). Ok picture this.
You log in to G-office on on your Java compatible browser. The login page is a simple page with 4 App Links on it. For example, Write, Present, Compute and Gmail.
And, its free! Because on the right hand side, you see the all too familiar Google text ads!
Ok I think I know what you are thinking. if this thing has to work, it has to be based on Java, because otherwise it is not really platform independent.
But to build an office suite from scratch, that too in Java, man thats gonna take millennia!
Wait a minute, if we had an office suite already built on Java….Oh ok lets sign an agreement with the guys who invented Java AND already HAVE a working office suite built on Java!
Thats what is happening here.