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Oracle Announces Oracle Cloud Office and Oracle Open Office 3.3

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* today introduced Oracle Cloud Office and Open Office 3.3, two complete, open standards-based office productivity suites for the desktop, web and mobile devices – helping users significantly improve productivity, reduce costs and achieve greater innovation across the enterprise.

* on the Open Document Format (ODF) and open web standards, Oracle Office enables users to share files on any system as it is compatible with both legacy Microsoft Office documents and modern web 2.0 publishing.

* Oracle Office products, users gain personal productivity, web 2.0 collaboration and enterprise-integrated document tools on Windows, Mac, Linux, Web browsers and smartphones such as the iPhone at an unrivaled price.

* Oracle Office APIs and open standards-based approach provides IT users with flexibility, lower short and long-term costs and freedom from vendor lock-in - enabling organizations to build a complete Open Standard Office Stack.

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(Editor's Note: This is Oracle's commercial versions. A freely downloadable OOo 3.3 isn't available yet.)

Open Office 3.3 and MySQL 5.5 THE CONFLICTED OWNER of major open source software projects, Oracle has updated MySQL and Open Office and launched its cloud-based productivity suite.

Since taking over Sun Microsystems, Oracle's posturing has led many to believe that the open source projects MySQL and Open Office are set for the closed source scrapheap. Both MySQL 5.5 and Open Office 3.3 are the first major releases since the takeover. Somewhat surprisingly, Oracle is stressing the continuing free software character and free availability of both of these important open source products.

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