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OpenOffice.org Issues an Invitation to Dell Computer Corporation

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OpenOffice.org urges Dell's CEO to respond to customer demand and bundle
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OpenOffice.org's free software alternative to Microsoft Office with Dell's computers
Edinburgh, UK (PRWEB) March 12, 2007 -- In an open letter released today, the OpenOffice.org community invites Michael Dell to work with them to pre-install OpenOffice.org 2 office software on Dell computers. Dell's own IdeaStorm website has recorded an overwhelming customer demand for this feature, currently showing over 70,000 requests for OpenOffice.org 2.

The OpenOffice.org community is the home of the leading free software competitor to Microsoft's Office suite. The letter claims that OpenOffice.org 2 software and Dell hardware make a perfect match, sharing identical values of delivering high quality at unbeatable value. A joint development by Dell and OpenOffice.org raises the prospect of an "OpenOffice.org supplied by Dell" product, with contributions from Dell helping to build financial security for the open-source community.

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Organizers of OpenOffice.org's annual conference, "OOoCon," have voted to stage this year's event in Barcelona, Spain, in September. Exact dates are expected to be announced soon. Barcelona won out with 297 votes over Dehradun, India (224), and Beijing, China (82).

More than 100 local companies based in the Barcelona area are currently working on free software services and products, an OpenOffice.org spokesperson said.

OpenOffice confab selects Barcelona

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