Posts Tagged ‘OpenOffice’

August 15th, 2012
OpenOffice vs. LibreOffice?

I know some people who are casual Linux users that periodically fire up new releases of popular distributions to see how things are going in the world of Linux. One of the things I've had a lot of comments on is how several Linux distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, openSUSE, and most others) have stopped shipping OpenOffice.org with their operating systems and have switched to LibreOffice.

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August 11th, 2009
OpenOffice with a Ribbon?

I was going back and forth whether I should write about this, but I wanted to see what everyone's thoughts were on this. I posted on Twitter a week ago about news of OpenOffice.org working on a ribbon-like design for an upcoming version of their office suite. When I saw the news on an official Sun blog I was rather disappointed, which is why I wasn't even going to mention it here on the site.

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August 8th, 2008
Play Space Invaders in OpenOffice.org

The OpenOffice.org team makes a great productivity suite, but the developers behind the famed open source project have also tucked away a few enjoyable Easter Eggs. Several of them are your typical run-of-the-mill Easter Eggs that show the credits, but one in particular is a lot of fun.

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May 12th, 2008
Open Office 2007 Documents in OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta

There has been a lot of buzz in the last week regarding OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta. Some people are excited with the new features that it brings to the table, while others are a little disappointed that the interface didn't get much of a facelift. No matter which way you look at it, this will be a huge release since milestones like this only occur once every three years for OpenOffice.org.

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May 9th, 2008
Office Ultimate 2007 Promotion for $59 Ends Soon!

Back in September, we wrote about "The Ultimate Steal" from Microsoft because they were offering students the option to purchase Office Ultimate 2007 for just $59 bucks. Considering it retails for $680, this deal is a 91% discount. At the time they said the offer would end on April 30th, but as it turns out, they extended the offer a few days and now its set to end on May 16th, a week from today.

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May 7th, 2008
OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta Download

It's here! I've been waiting for OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta for what seems like forever. I was getting a little bit worried when it wasn't released on April 30th like it was supposed to be, and the release date was never revised. Luckily it's only rolling in about a week late.

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March 27th, 2008
OpenOffice.org Redesigns Website, Launches Version 2.4

As we pointed out yesterday in our Daily Downloads the new version of OpenOffice.org 2.4 has been released, and here's an overview of the new features. In my opinion that is not the most exciting news though. To go along with the new release they've also revamped their website, and I have to say that they did an incredible job with it.

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December 18th, 2007
CyberNotes: Best OpenOffice Extensions

Back in October 2006 the free OpenOffice 2.0.4 was released, and one of the big new features that it shipped with was an extension management system similar to that of Firefox. With it, developers are able to create add-ons that are easily incorporated into the suite of applications.

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November 8th, 2007
MyFive: Open Source for Dummies

If you haven't seen of, or at least heard of the "Dummies" books, I don't know where you've been living! Ever since the first "For Dummies" book hit the shelves back in 1991, they've been a huge success. At this point they cover nearly any topic possible, focusing on ones that are complex, confusing, or intimidating.

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October 22nd, 2007
OxygenOffice Pro 2.3 = OpenOffice with Clipart & Templates

One of the things that OpenOffice has always seemed to lack is an abundance of clipart and templates. Those are things that people use all of the time for making presentations, writing reports, creating budgets, and more.

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October 17th, 2007
OpenOffice Writer Tools – Text Snippets, Word Lookup, and More

OpenOffice.org has an extension system just like the Firefox browser. One of the recently released extensions is for the Writer component of the office suite, and it adds a new menu option with some useful tools.

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September 19th, 2007
Download IBM Lotus Symphony Without Registration

IBM has decided that it too wants to offer a free Office suite called Lotus Symphony, and after playing with it for just a short while I have to say that I'm very impressed with the route they have taken. For starters they are working off of the OpenOffice.org technology, which in its current state is leaps and bounds ahead of many Microsoft Office alternatives.

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September 5th, 2007
OpenOffice.org 2.3 Features

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.

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August 13th, 2007
Download StarOffice for Free from Google

Google has taken yet another stab at Microsoft in hopes of luring users away from Microsoft Office. Now Google is offering StarOffice 8, which normally costs $79, as an optional download in the free Google Pack.

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July 30th, 2007
Microsoft Works 9 to be Free, but Ad-Supported

Microsoft is taking a new approach to Microsoft Works 9 by offering it for free (was $49.95), but with advertisements. The suite of applications that come with the Works are an address book, calendar, database (like Excel), dictionary, PowerPoint Viewer, Word (basic functionality), and templates. Doesn’t sound too bad, huh?

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July 19th, 2007
Wal-Mart Introduces “Bloat-Free” Budget Computer

Bloat-free seems to be a new trend these days, first with Dell offering an option to opt-out of some of the unnecessary “stuff” and now with Wal-Mart’s new budget computer.

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June 15th, 2007
Looking for a Word Processor? Here ya Go!

Have you been looking for a great word processor that fits all of your needs? There are so many options available that it is hard to review them all on your own, which is why Donation Coder took the time to assemble a very comprehensive comparison of the word processors available.

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May 22nd, 2007
First OpenOffice Worm Discovered – It’s Multi-Platform, too!

There is a new worm in town, and it is targeting OpenOffice on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux! The SB/Badbunny-A worm infects a computer when a user opens an OpenOffice Draw file called badbunny.odg. Depending on your operating system, the worm will do a variety of things:

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May 14th, 2007
Microsoft Claims Free Software Violates 235 Patents

Microsoft is throwing their weight around once again, and this time they are going against free and open-source software (FOSS). The 235 patent infringements in question are largely regarding the Linux operating system. They don’t give details as to what the patents cover, but they did break it down a little:

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March 28th, 2007
OpenOffice 2.2 Released – Fixes Three Highly Critical Vulnerabilities

OpenOffice 2.2 was just released after about a month’s worth of delays. The official announcement has yet to be made on the homepage, but the downloads for OpenOffice 2.2 are currently available on their FTP.

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