Thursday, October 16, 2008

OpenOffice.org 3.0 Now Available

OpenOffice.orgOpenOffice.org 3.0 was released on Monday. A full review from PC Magazine makes a good case for considering it:  "...if your company or agency has been buying Office for thousands of desktops, or if you work for or with a government that requires open-source formats, download OpenOffice.org and don't look
back."

Benjamin Horst write that there was such "demand for downloads (over 350,000 in the first 24 hours) that the website couldn't handle the traffic and was down or partly down for two days."  He also details that "some cool new features include PDF import and editing, the ability to read (but not save) MS' new Office 2007 file formats, native Mac OSX support, much better margin notes, zooming, and side-by-side page views in Writer, tables in Impress (the PowerPoint equivalent), UI improvements in Calc, greater speed, and even better support for extensions and languages of the world."
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