View Full Version : OpenOffice.org 1.0.1 Suite (News Reference)

10-23-2002, 10:08 PM
(Note: This post is in Publication Discussion because it pertains to a News post)

As I stated on the news blurb on the TweakTown front page, OpenOffice.org is a viable alternative to MS Office. Yeah, I know what you're thinking: How can something FREE be a competitor against something like Microsoft Office?

Well, that's pretty simple actually. You get a huge community of developers who don't think US$500 is a reasonable price tag, allow anyone to contribute their ideas and knowledge, and you just might have yourself a winner.
<li>It's a 50MB download (for the Windows form), and a 135MB install.
<li>It can be installed in 25 different languages.
<li>You can install it on as many computers as you wish.
<li>It's XML based system creates small, yet powerful documents. MS Office is just now integrating this into their new Office 11 Suite.
<li>It can read Microsoft documents (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
<li>Their HELP files are very detailed. For once I was actually able to figure out how to use something by using "Help".

Here are some screenshots I made while testing its abilities:
<blockquote><a href="http://images.tweaktown.com/news/OOo1.jpg" target="_blank">OpenOffice.org Installation 1</a>
<a href="http://images.tweaktown.com/news/OOo2.jpg" target="_blank">OpenOffice.org Installation 2</a>
<a href="http://images.tweaktown.com/news/OOo3.jpg" target="_blank">OpenOffice.org Installation 3</a>
<a href="http://images.tweaktown.com/news/OOo4.jpg" target="_blank">OpenOffice.org Writer (Word)</a>
<a href="http://images.tweaktown.com/news/OOo5.jpg" target="_blank">OpenOffice.org Calc (Excel)</a>
<a href="http://images.tweaktown.com/news/OOo6.jpg" target="_blank">OpenOffice.org Impress (PowerPoint)</a></blockquote>
As I recall someone saying: "The hardest habit to kick is the Microsoft habit." There ARE viable alternatives out there, all you have to do is look.


10-24-2002, 01:13 AM
Looking good. Will have to download soon I think.

Anything FREE is good!