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OpenOffice a Strong Competitor


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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 09:02 AM

"The latest version of the free OpenOffice suite promises to be a strong competitor to Microsoft Office. It's still in the "beta," or unfinished, stage, but it's already a good alternative for people who aren't heavy users. And you can't argue with the price. " (it's free)May 9, 8:05 AM (ET) By PETER SVENSSON - (AP) New York "OpenOffice is the fruit of a collaboration between Sun Microsystems and volunteer programmers around the world.... The first version of OpenOffice, released in 2002, attempted to imitate Office as closely as possible but fell short... It wasn't a success. The beta of version 2 fixes many of those problems. It opens Word, WordPerfect and Excel files flawlessly. Saved files open fine on Microsoft programs. It also adds a database program that's similar to Access."
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