Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Mar 2008 23:02 UTC
Features, Office Version 2.4 of the OpenOffice productivity suite was released on Thursday, boasting enhancements to all its core components. Possibly the most significant alteration in the new version of the free suite is in the description of file types. The 'OpenDocument' description has been replaced by 'ODF', which stands for 'OpenDocument Format' and is becoming a well-known acronym thanks to rivalry with Microsoft's controversial OOXML format.
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I think the average user does not use over 50% of all the features in MS-Office. Even if they have OOo they will not use all of his features...

I agree! I'm retired and my 'Office' requirements are significantly reduced (although I still need a good quality word processor). MS Office is out on cost grounds. I tried OOo for several years but find it over-kill so have recently switched to Atlantis Word Processor ( and while I have to pay for it I find it has all the features I need and is very lean and uses few resources. I have also acquired copies of GS Calc and GS Base from JPS Developments ( and for the limited amount of spreadsheeting and databaseing that I do these are good enough.


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