openoffice

  • LibreOffice 4.0 Released Just In Time For Office 365 Refugees

    LibreOffice 4.0 Released Just In Time For Office 365 Refugees

    Microsoft Office has long been the dominant office suite. Through the years there have been many contenders rise and fall: WordPerfect, Corel, StarOffice, and too many more to count. Sun Microsystem’s StarOffice eventually mutated into OpenOffice, which for a long time was the best alternative to Microsoft’s dominance. But when Oracle bought Sun, legions of developers… Read More

  • Microsoft Announces Heavily Discounted Office 365 University Edition For Students, $80 For 4 Years

    Microsoft Announces Heavily Discounted Office 365 University Edition For Students, $80 For 4 Years

    Over 22 million students currently use Microsoft’s Office 365 for Education online services, but today, the company is also announcing a new – and highly discounted – version of Office 365 for students whose schools don’t use Office 365. Office 365 University will cost just $79.99 for a four-year subscription and will give students access to all the standard Office… Read More

  • 300,000,000 Downloads Later, OpenOffice Ships Version 3.2

    The OpenOffice.org Community this morning announced the release of the latest version (3.2) of its personal productivity suite, and simultaneously announced that the software has been downloaded an impressive 300 million times in total since its public debut in April 2002. According to the statement, OpenOffice.org 3 recorded over half of that number from the central download site alone. Read More

  • OpenOffice 3.1 is available

    OpenOffice, everyone’s favorite free software office suite, released version 3.1 recently. It seems like only yesterday I was downloading StarOffice, what later became OpenOffice. The OO.org team keeps plugging away, and the fact that they’ve released such a comprehensive office suite is a real testament to the power of open source development. There are lots of new improvements… Read More

  • OpenOffice 3.0 is semi-out, get downloadin'

    If you guys haven’t tried out OpenOffice… well, it’s okay. No, it’s good, it’s just that they’re building an office suite to compete with people who have been “refining” their product for a couple decades now. Still, even in traditional office environments, word processors, spreadsheets and so on are giving way to either more specialized tools… Read More