phoronix: The official release of OpenOffice.org 2.3.0 is scheduled for Monday, September 17, but it is available already. OpenOffice.org 2.3.0 introduces a number of new features and changes for all OpenOffice.org components.
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daniweb: One who has already joined the gang is Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu with which OpenOffice.org is distributed. Scott Crenshaw, Red Hat's Vice President of Enterprise Linux, agreed.
cnet: IBM said on Monday that it will join the OpenOffice.org project and pledged to further use the open-source software in its own products.
cybernet: OpenOffice.org 2.3 is on the home stretch with the first Release Candidate being made available today. It’s been over 5-months since OpenOffice.org 2.2 was released, and I’m sure most users will be welcoming this update with open arms.
OpenOffice.org Tips: I received this information a while ago and have been meaning to blog about it for some time. After a cursory look, it's a set of macros that provide the following tools:
LinuxJournal: DataPilots are OpenOffice.org Calc's equivalent of what MS Excel and other spreadsheets call pivot tables. Under any name, they are a tool for extracting and summarizing the information contained in spreadsheet cells in a more convenient form. Using a DataPilot, you can immediately see relationships between different pieces of data.
OpenOffice.org Tips: Dropdown lists are a mainstay of many spreadsheets and forms. They help you control what people can enter, as well as giving them ideas for what types of things they might say.
OpenOffice.org Tips: Here's the summer vacation reading equivalent of some everyday OpenOffice.org tips. Some new, some not. It's just how I use the program, things that make it easier.
linux.com: OpenOffice.org suffers from a wildly inconsistent user interface (UI) that combines unique elements with borrowings from Microsoft Office. Now, in the upcoming version 2.3, it is finally having some of the cosmetic procedures it so badly needs -- at least in the charts subsystem.
desktoplinux: Organizers of OpenOffice.org Conference 2007, set for Sept. 19 through 21 in Barcelona, today released a draft of the program schedule for the event.
OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: If you're new to spreadsheets, or want to make sure you're working as efficiently as possible, this post is for you. Whenever you have a lot of similar entries to make, think drag.
linux.com: "Do you offer a program like Microsoft Publisher?" Some version of this question appears regularly on the OpenOffice.org mailing lists. Many people automatic answer "no," and say that Scribus is more suitable for desktop publishing. But, in fact, OpenOffice.org boasts two mid-level layout programs -- Draw and Writer -- each of which is far more versatile than its name suggests.
The OpenOffice.org Community announces the availability of OpenOffice.org Release 2.2.1. This is a minor bug fix release. As this release also fixes security vulnerabilities we recommend all users should upgrade.
builderau: Malware targeting OpenOffice documents is spreading through multiple operating systems including Mac OS, Windows and Linux, according to Symantec.
SolidOffice: One of the other top ideas on Dell’s IdeaStorm website was to preinstall OpenOffice (and Firefox, and some other FOSS apps) on the Windows boxes Dell sells. From a simple end user standpoint, this option would benefit a larger number of Dell customers.
OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: For anyone who has grown weary of the current OpenOffice chart tool, or for anyone who has attended my classes and grown alarmed at hearing that charting is as much art as science, there is some relief in sight.
Free Software Mag Blogs: OpenOffice.org is probably the biggest free software project in existence today. It certainly is the biggest single piece of software one can download. It directly competes with Microsoft Office, is a bit more easy to install than KOffice, and is very complete. But what will you get?
OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: Sections are great. They're a way to partition off part of the content of a text document and treat it differently.
OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: Who wants to pay for someone else to make your wedding invitations? (Or programs, or whatever.) Use OpenOffice for your wedding invitations. This of course prompts the objection, "But there aren't any templates in OpenOffice."