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OpenOffice 2.3 and 3.0 (and IBM Symphony) Improve Interop With Office

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Even as its pushes the OpenDocument Format, OpenOffice.org — and new member IBM — are trying to deliver better compatibility with Microsoft Office. Good idea.

This week, as its annual conference gets underway in Spain, OpenOffice.org released a version 2.3 update of its open source Office suite that offers improved compatibility with Microsoft Excel as well as needed security, performance and database improvements.

And OpenOffice 3.0, will deliver on import filters for the recently released Office 2007, said John McCreesh, marketing project lead for openOffice.org.

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