Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Oct 2008 11:36 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Features, Office After three years of development, OOo 3.0 is finally here with a bunch of new features and enhancements. Linux Format looks at the changes and rates the suite's overall performance, and you can try it yourself by downloading a copy from here.
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2007-02-17 The Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office gives users of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint the ability to read, edit and save to the ISO-standard Open Document Format (ODF).

The Sun ODF Plugin uses the same incomplete "understanding" of Microsoft Office internal formats as OpenOffice itself does.

As a matter of fact ... it even uses much of the same codebase. OpenOffice is Sun's product, after all.

You are probably much better off installing OpenOffice itself, and hence get yourself the real thing as far as interoperability with OpenDocument is concerned.

You will end up with a great alternative Office suite as a bonus!

Edited 2008-10-14 05:36 UTC

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