Moreover, users can now change the default file
format to ODF.The news has won Microsoft words of praise from IBM and OpenOffice.org spokesperson, John Mcreesh who commented, "The whole purpose of having an open standard is to give people freedom of choice.
"The newly approved ISO/IEC 26300, Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.0, has been designed to be used as a default file
format for office applications with no increase in file size or loss of data integrity," said an ISO/IEC statement.
All disk imaging products support the Windows file systems -- File Allocation Table (FAT) 16, FAT 32, and NT File System (NTFS)--and some provided limited support for Linux file systems Ext2, Ext3 and Linux Swap, but today only Acronis supports ReiserFS, the default file
system used by SuSE Linux.