The new WPS Office V6 developed by Kingsoft bears a strong resemblance to Microsoft's Office 2003 in terms of function buttons, menus and even ruler marks, and is mutually compatible with Microsoft's product, but Kingsoft sees nothing wrong there.

Kingsoft claims it was not intentionally imitating Microsoft, but rather was simply trying to meet users' operational habits, and it is confident that Microsoft will not raise a complaint.

For Microsoft's part, the company really does not seem to mind the situation, saying this has occurred because their own product is so good that it naturally draws imitation. Some industry observers, however, feel that the main reason for Microsoft's response lies in the fact that Microsoft has not applied a patent for its software interface in China.


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