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Apache OpenOffice

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OpenOffice 2

OpenOffice 2, the freeware version of Sun Microsystems StarOffice 8, is a great deal for home and small-businesses users who don't mind browsing online forums for tech support. But enterprise users are better served by StarOffice 8.

By December 7, 2005

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Office, iWork, Drive, and OpenOffice: Which office apps are right for you?

You have several software options when you need to create a document or build a slideshow. We help you figure out which one best fits your needs.

By March 28, 2014

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Oracle 'donates' OpenOffice to Apache foundation

Oracle cedes control of the OpenOffice.org code base to the Apache Software Foundation Incubator project.

By June 1, 2011

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Free alternative to MS Office

OpenOffice and LibreOffice are great, but they can feel a little bloated, especially on startup. If you're on Windows and want a lighter-weight office suite, check out Kingsoft Office Suite. You can do most everything that Microsoft Office offers but with less of a footprint.

November 14, 2012

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Oracle bypassed: Programmers fork OpenOffice

OpenOffice.org fans strike out on their own with the Document Foundation and LibreOffice--without Oracle's backing.

By September 28, 2010

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Are Microsoft Office and OpenOffice irrelevant?

The office suite is a relic of a bygone age--one that may not amount to billions in Microsoft profits for much longer.

By March 30, 2010

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What to do with your USB flash drive: Run portable apps

What's more portable than a laptop, tablet, or smartphone? Answer: A USB flash drive. We'll show you how to run applications like Firefox, Chrome, OpenOffice, and more, with just your USB flash drive and a host computer.

By July 21, 2011

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When choice is bad: The OpenOffice ribbon

The answer shouldn't always be "Make it a choice!" Good design is often (indeed is usually) about constraining choice rather than expanding it.

By August 10, 2009

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Microsoft seeks to take crumbs from OpenOffice

Microsoft, not content with 95 percent of the office productivity market, appears to want to take an additional few percentage points from OpenOffice.

By July 22, 2009

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OpenOffice.org offshoot LibreOffice debuts

Programmers gave Oracle's OpenOffice a good code-scrubbing to build the LibreOffice 3.3 offshoot. Expect more visible changes with 3.4 later this year.

By January 25, 2011