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45% are using OpenOffice

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openlogic.com/blogs: In my last post, I question the accuracy of the CIO.com survey. One of the numbers I was skeptical about was "Nearly half of the survey respondents, 45 percent, are using desktop applications such as OpenOffice.org"

How Does OpenOffice 3.0 Beta Handle Microsoft Office Files?

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linuxloop.com: Like it or not, one of the most important features of any Microsoft Office alternative is being able to read Microsoft Office files. With the recently released OpenOffice 3.0 Beta adding support for importing Office 2007 files, I decided to test.

OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta goes live

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tectonic.co.za: The OpenOffice.org development team has released the second beta of the forthcoming OpenOffice.org 3.0 office suite. The latest beta includes a number of new features that will make the wait for 3.0 worth it.

Test drive OpenOffice.org 3.0

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tectonic.co.za: OpenOffice.org 3.0, the next major release of the open source office suite, is scheduled to be released in September. Which means that it is pretty much guaranteed to be included in the next release of Ubuntu 8.10, Mandriva 2009 and Fedora 10. Until then it is easy enough to test out the beta. OpenOffice 3.0 has a number of new features.

OpenOffice.org 3.0: What to Expect?

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hehe2.net: Around 3 month ago OpenOffice.org released its 2.4 boasting quite an impressive arsenal of advancements. However if you thought 2.4 was major release, then you have seen nothing! Come September, OpenOffice.org will release it’s 3.0 version! Here are some of the advancement I am most excited about:

AltSearch for OOo Writer functionality trumps first impressions

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linux.com: Alternative Find and Replace for Writer (AltSearch) has the ambitious goal of replacing and enhancing one of the most basic pieces of OpenOffice.org functionality. It's undermined by a chaotic interface, but if you have the patience to continue past first impressions, you will find AltSearch comes far closer to fulfilling its promise than you might initially imagine

What's Holding OpenOffice Back?

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linuxinsider.com: Why don't more people use OpenOffice, the free and open source alternative to Microsoft Office? Microsoft has spent years and dollars engineering creative ways to keep people using its costly software and preventing them from switching to OpenOffice -- that's one explanation, writes Lou Dolinar.

What could Open Office do with a business model?

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Dana Blankenhorn: It has been amusing this Independence Day reading reaction to Microsoft’s Equipt announcement. The reaction has ranged from hope to anger, depending on the author’s attitude toward Microsoft. Rather than play either note I’d like to focus on the business model and the opportunities it offers open source.

OpenOffice.org extension will add PDF editing

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linux.com: Easy PDF editing is coming to OpenOffice.org, but you'll have to be patient for a few months. Recently posted to the OpenOffice.org Extensions site, the Sun PDF Import extension (SPI) is only in beta, and only works with recent developer builds of OpenOffice.org 3.0, which is scheduled for September release.

Ten fantastic keyboard shortcuts in OpenOffice.org

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: A lot of software users I meet seem to feel they are not using their software as efficiently as they could. If that includes you, then listen up. Here is my list of the ten, lesser-known, OpenOffice.org Writer keyboard shortcuts that will help you improve your productivity.

Better writing with OpenOffice.org and Writer's Tools

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nothickmanuals.info: Contrary to the conventional wisdom that a word processor can’t help you to become a better writer, you can use OpenOffice.org Writer with the Writer's Tools extension to improve your writing skills and make the writing process more efficient.

Profoss OpenOffice.org event essay

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robertogaloppini.net: Profoss last week organised an event on OpenOffice.org deployments in professional environments. The event was opened by Roberto Galoppini, who talked about the approach and methodology available for a successful OpenOffice.org migration.

OpenOffice 3.0

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computerworld.com.au: OpenOffice 3.0 shows that you don't have to pay a bundle for a great office suite — in fact, you don't even have to pay a penny. OpenOffice 3.0 is a free, open-source software suite that provides most of what anyone could want in an office suite.

Also: Openoffice vs Microsoft Office
And: I'm actually using OpenOffice Writer

OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 Released

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openoffice.org: The latest version of the leading open source office productivity suite. OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 includes a security fix, minor enhancements, and bug fixes to all its core components. OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 is available for immediate download.

Enhance OpenOffice.org with free extensions and templates

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cnet.com: You could create every document, spreadsheet, and presentation you work on from scratch, but if you're like me, you'll likely spend more time futzing with the file's layout and design than entering the data that comprises it. That's why I rely on the many free templates and extensions for my favorite productivity apps.

Does OpenOffice.org fall short?

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blogs.zdnet.com: I am past-president for our local Lunix User Group and currently its education director. We have 4 servers running Linux, two desktops running Linux and 3 laptops running Windows. In general, OpenOffice lacks many features that frequent users of Office use.

Biedronka offers low cost Kubuntu based laptop

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Biedronka, which is roughly the Polish equivaent to Wal-mart, is offering a laptop with Kubuntu pre-installed for only 999 PLN.

Is OpenOffice.org getting faster?

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oooninja.com: Some complain OpenOffice.org is slow and bloated. With each release there may be dozens of performance improvements, but there are also new features, some of which may slow things down. This the natural balance in software development, but in the end, what is the net effect on performance from one version to the next?

30 Similarities between PowerPoint and Impress

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fanaticattack.com: This article is to emphasize the similarities between the OpenOffice.org Impress and Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation tools. These are the things you can instantly do with no relearning. I hope that not only will this show some of the similarities but will show you some shortcuts you might not have known about in either program.

OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice 2.4 review

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itreviews.co.uk: The maturity of OpenOffice is fast winning over many of those still deep-rooted in a Microsoft Office way of working, and while this latest release isn't likely to tip too many more over the edge, it's a further move forward in the quest to be accepted as the legitimate alternative that it already is.

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