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Google, Zoho, ThinkFree probably think they're pretty cool because they let you create, edit, and share office documents online. But none has quite as many features as Microsoft Office or its open source competitor: OpenOffice.org.

Now there's a way to run a OpenOffice.org inside your web browser. No need to download and install anything (except for Java). Online desktop startup Ulteo has released a beta version of a web-based interface for OpenOffice.org 2.3. You can launch any OpenOffice application including Writer, Calc, Impress, Base, or Draw.

The application is quite obviously in beta. It loads slowly and it's kind of difficult to navigate between windows. But we dig the concept. The goal is to integrate OpenOffice.org with Ulteo's online desktop, which is currently only available to registered beta testers. Users will get 1GB of free online storage space and the ability to create and edit files from any computer with a web browser.

Ulteo also has a pretty decent pedigree. The company's chairman is Gael Duval, founder of Mandriva Linux.

[via ZDNet]

Tags: mandriva, openoffice.org, ulteo