OpenOffice 3.2 has been released featuring faster load times and a host of new features. The OpenOffice team have made version 3.2 of the open source office suite for Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Solaris available to download. It offers numerous enhancements over its predecessor which offer both stability and speed benefits.
Recent analysis of fonts installed on user’s systems in Germany have lead to a conclusion that an OpenOffice variant is installed on over 21% of PCs in Germany, with an uncertainty of 0.5%. Internationally the market share of OpenOffice isn’t as high, but nevertheless it is apparently starting to make significant inroads into Microsoft’s Office suite share. Perhaps this OpenOffice 3.2 new version will help to further that trend.
I’ve been finding OpenOffice to be fine for my daily use.
Since Microsoft changed the UI in Office 2007 and on, and doesn’t provide a way to go back to the old UI… I’ve switched to OO and sold off my Office 2007.
I have a legal copy of Office 2003, but I’m not using it any more.
I’ve also been putting OO on my families computers and nobody has complained.