I have not seem much buzz about this as of late, IBM press release but this is a very positive move that if executed well will cahnage the status quo. Good bye MS, i hope very soon.
The software is actually a pleasure to use. I Was able to open all Office files i have with no problem. The best thing about this is that the software is free and it is supported on Windows, Linux and there are plans for OSX as well. IBM is also partnering with the good guys of OpenOffice and will be making contributions to the project that will benefit everyone.
I'm really pumped about this.