eWEEK Labs OpenOffice.org 3.0 Walk-Through - Solver
OpenOffice.org's Calc spreadsheet app now ships with Solver, a tool for analyzing multivariable solutions that's been available for a while in Excel as a standard add-in. With the exception of a difference in the way the two applications defined noncontiguous fields in their respective solver tools, both Excel's and Calc's solver tools performed the same.
Nine years after Sun Microsystems bought StarOffice, the resulting OpenOffice.org project is ready to roll out its 3.0 release. Enhanced format compatibility and features keep the suite ahead of sibling products such as Lotus Symphony and inch OpenOffice.org nearer to parity with Microsoft Office.