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OpenOffice.org 3

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linuxworld.com (MacWorld): OpenOffice.org is a powerful productivity suite--including tools for word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows and more--with one major additional feature: it's free.

The Future Facelift of OpenOffice.org

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earthweb.com: "The mission statement: Create a User Interface so that OpenOffice.org becomes the users' choice not only out of need, but also out of desire." It’ s about time.

A Better Office .docx Converter

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oooninja.com: There's plenty of ways to convert Microsoft Office 2007 file formats (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx) to OpenOffice.org. Now OpenOffice.org 3.0 imports these Office OpenXML files natively, but natively doesn't mean a fluent translation.

The Cost of Free

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ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: Furious! This describes the response of a portion of the Dutch free and open source afficionados when hearing about the idea that OpenOffice.org might get advertisements as part of the binary package.

OpenOffice skakes Microsoft

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australianit.news.com.au: IF THERE'S one thing in life that gives Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's abrasive chief executive, the shivers it's probably the existence of an outfit called OpenOffice.org.

Go-OO: The best office suite you never knew you used

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linux.com: If you run Ubuntu, openSUSE, Debian, or Mandriva, among other distributions, then whenever you run OpenOffice.org you don't run the "official" version, but rather Go-OO, an office suite based on the OpenOffice.org source code.

What’s new in OpenOffice.org 3.0

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blogs.techrepublic.com: On October 13 of this year, OpenOffice.org 3.0 was released. This highly anticipated release provides a number of enhancements. Vincent Danen shares some of the best new features.

OpenOffice five times more popular than Google Docs

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computerworld.com: Confirming recent comments by Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer, an independent study released Friday found OpenOffice.org's free office suite to be five times more popular among adult U.S. internet users than Google Docs.

Presenting with Linux - Impress with Success

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raiden.net: One of the biggest things about any effort to advertise Linux among your fellow workers or classmates is to demonstrate it yourself in your everyday activities. A rather simple example of this can come from doing presentations.

Initial Thoughts on OpenOffice 3.0

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workswithu.com: I recently decided to upgrade to OpenOffice 3. As many users know, the Ubuntu developers made the controversial decision not to include OO 3, released in mid-October 2008, in Ubuntu 8.10, out of concerns that it would not be stable enough. But I still made the move to OpenOffice 3.

Sun pimps out OpenOffice as Microsoft 'clarifies' Office for web

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theregister.co.uk: I know this annoys my friends in the free software community, but branding allows us to invest more in OpenOffice.org community and features, from which everyone benefits.

Go-oo: A Lighter, Faster OpenOffice, With Extras

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ostatic.com: One of the main complaints about the open source OpenOffice.org suite of productivity applications is that the applications are slow compared to the comparable Microsoft Office apps. If you've run into this problem, try Go-oo.

OpenOffice 3.0 - the only option for masochistic Linux users

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theregister.co.uk: In a brilliant execution of public relations, OpenOffice.org 3.0 was released without enough capacity to handle the demand for downloads. Servers buckled under the traffic, and some of us in the media took the bait. Are people really getting that excited over an open source productivity suite?

OpenOffice 3: Look out MS Office!

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Over 3 years was 3.0 in the making. And just what comes with that three years in development?What you really don’t see from a simple list is just how impressive some of these new features are. But if you look beyond the cosmetic you will see some really impressive work that has gone on.

OpenOffice is a worthy alternative

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newsday.com: The final version of Open-Office.org 3, the open source competitor to Micro-soft Office, came out two weeks ago and looks better than ever.

OpenOffice.org 3.0 now in a browser with Ulteo

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The latest and full featured version of OpenOffice.org 3.0 is now available through Ulteo.com using a web browser with a single click of a mouse. No download or installation process of the productivity suite is required.

Four layout extensions for OpenOffice.org Writer

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linux.com: OpenOffice.org Writer is as much a desktop publishing program as a word processor. That fact, however, has yet to have much influence on the extensions created for Writer -- perhaps because most users prefer manual formatting to organizing themselves with page styles, templates, and other elements of document design. Still, extensions for layout are starting to appear.

Ubuntu explains OpenOffice.org 3.0 decision

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tectonic.co.za: The Ubuntu team has decided that instead of OpenOffice.org 3.0, released last week, the default version of the office suite in the Ubuntu 8.10 release will be OpenOffice.org 2.4.1. It’s not a decision that many Ubuntu fans are happy with.

Why OpenOffice.org Failed – and What to Do About It

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Glyn Moody: Last week I noted that the release of OpenOffice.org 3.0 seems to mark an important milestone in its adoption, judging at least by the healthy – and continuing – rate of downloads. But in many ways, success teaches us nothing; what is far more revealing is failure.

OpenOffice.org 3.0 scores strong first week

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computerworld.com: OpenOffice.org 3.0 was downloaded 3 million times in its first week, with about 80% of the downloads by Windows users, an official with the group said in a blog post on Monday.

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