Goodbye to Office? Not Yet

Glide offers a peek at where Web-based tools may be headed. But it has some kinks to work out

The notion that cheap or free Web-based word processing or spreadsheet programs could replace traditional software like Microsoft Office (MSFT) is becoming more realistic all the time. Outfits like Google (GOOG), ThinkFree, and Zoho have new and better services every day. And now startup Transmedia has come out with Glide OS 2.0, a package that aims to replace nearly all the software on your computer.

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