Wednesday, October 15, 2008

OpenOffice 3 is officially released

Yesterday OpenOffice 3.0 was released and it seems that so many people are downloading it that their site has been changed and they have a note. The biggest enhancement for the OpenOffice 3.0 suite is the ability to open Microsoft Office 2007 file formats.

The software suite combines word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation tools similar to the Microsoft Office suite. The open source version, however, is free, making it an attractive alternative for people or businesses that need only basic capabilities.

The biggest improvement to OpenOffice 3 is the ability to open Office 2007 files. However, some files, such as .docx, .xisx, and .pptx, can only be read. The second major enhancement is a new version for the Apple Mac. The upgrade installs and runs like a normal OS X application.