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OpenOffice.org: Serious Suite Alternative
  • From: Malcolm Herbert <mherbert@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 16:23:44 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <1020789554.2735.97.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


http://www.eweek.com/print_article/0,3668,a=26349,00.asp

Microsoft Office virtually owns the productivity suite market and runs
upward of $479 per copy—a price-to-ubiquity ratio that Microsoft Corp.
has been able to maintain through constant feature refinement and
careful guarding of its de facto standard office file formats.

Enter OpenOffice.org 1.0, which became available for download last week.
OpenOffice.org--or OOo, as it has become known--is a freely available,
open-source office productivity suite that delivers enough functionality
and Office file format compatibility to make it a compelling replacement
for the Microsoft suite and a good option for Linux and Solaris users.

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Malcolm Herbert
Red Hat Europe
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