Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Google vs. Microsoft Office? NO: vs. Open Office (.org)!

Filed under
OOo

If we take Google CEO Eric Schmidt at his public words, Microsoft Office is welcome at the Google Apps table.

But what about OpenOffice.org? Will the Google chief’s we can all get along in the cloud PR stance apply as well?

"FREE OFFICE SUITE" is the succinct, but powerful, value proposition of OpenOffice.org: "A multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute."

OpenOffice.org is both a fully-featured office suite compatible with leading office products, and a virtual community working through OpenOffice.org's numerous projects. The community comes together at www.openoffice.org to develop, support, and promote the use of OpenOffice.org.

Hard to top? So suggests ZDNet commenter Hawk318:

Why would anyone even think of 'paying' for something like Google's (or even MS's) version of Office, when "Open Office" is fully functional and does most of what either of the above does?

I got MS Word included when I purchased this PC, but my next PC I'm building and will run Open Office…… Free, working, and functional, beats expensive, flawed and questionable every time.

OK for the PC, perhaps, but what about the rising cloud? OK there too?

“Bringing OpenOffice to the Internet,” Mahdi Abdulrazak, Chief GravityZoo Evangelist, proclaimed to me.

Read More.

More in Tux Machines

Bazel: Google Build Tool is now Open Source

Bazel, the tool that Google uses to build the majority of its software has been partially open sourced. According to Google, Bazel is aimed to build “code quickly and reliably” and is “critical to Google’s ability to continue to scale its software development practices as the company grows.” Read more Also: Q&A: Databases, Open Source & Virtualisation with CEO Vinay Joosery

Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Beta 2 Is Now Available for Download - Screenshot Tour

After announcing the Ubuntu 15.04 Final Beta and Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2, it is now time to take a look at the second and last Beta release of the upcoming Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system that has been designed especially for the Chinese Ubuntu Linux community. Read more Also: Ubuntu MATE 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Beta 2 Switches to Systemd - Screenshot Tour Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Final Beta Officially Released - Screenshot Tour

Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Released with KDE Plasma 5 as Default Desktop - Screenshot Tour

Today’s announcement for Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Final Beta also mentioned the immediate availability for download and testing of Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2, an official Ubuntu flavor built around the modern and attractive KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment, as well as the KDE Applications project. Read more Also: Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Released, Offers a Neat Xfce 4.12 Experience - Screenshot Tour

today's leftovers