Enterprise Applications: OpenOffice.org 3.1 Is a Worthwhile Upgrade

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2009-05-18 Print this article Print
OpenOffice.org 3.1 Is a Worthwhile Upgrade

OpenOffice.org 3.1 Is a Worthwhile Upgrade

by Jason Brooks
Following hard on the heels of its major Version 3.0 milestone, the OpenOffice.org team is back with Version 3.1 of its popular, cross-platform-friendly productivity suite. Between the work that the OpenOffice.org team has done to make its suite compatible with Office's traditional binary and newer, XML-based formats and the work that Microsoft has done to make Office 2007 compatible with OOo's OpenDocument format, these rival suites can coexist more peacefully than ever. I tested OpenOffice.org 3.1 on both Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux systems, and found Version 3.1 a worthwhile upgrade, particularly for those who work with charts and graphics within their documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.

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