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Microsoft attacks OpenOffice.org and open source with a damning video

In a typographical and punchy masterpiece, Microsoft has published a video that boldly attacks OpenOffice. You can watch it after the break. The video is simple in its execution, using what seems to the spoken, damning testimonials of those that have used OpenOffice. Beautiful fonty goodness expands, diminishes, whooshes and slides as each and every one of OpenOffice's claimed benefits are...

OpenOffice.org 3.2 now available for download

OpenOffice.org is a free and open source alternative to Microsoft Office. It includes a word processor, spreadsheet application, presentation utility, database builder, and math and drawing apps. This week the OpenOffice.org team launched version 3.2 which features a number of updates including: Improved startup speed Support for Microsoft Office 2007 files Encryption support for...

OpenOfficeMouse boosts productivity with 18 buttons. Yes, 18. And a joystick.

I can see the conversation now: Open Source Advocate 1: 'So, dude, we really should do something about this Godawful UI. I mean we tried our best to imitate Microsoft but it just... isn't working out.' OS Advocate 2: 'There must be some other way... some way we can avoid paying any kind of skilled user-interface master to actually develop a sweet-ass interface.' OS Advocate 1: 'I know! I KNOW!...

OpenOffice.org 3.1 RC1 released

OpenOffice.org 3.1 could be released by the end of the month. But if you can't wait that long for the next version of this open source office suite, you can download the release candidate which was launched yesterday. It's available for download from a number of mirror sites, or you can find the Windows installer at FileHippo. OpenOffice.org includes a word processor, spreadsheet application,...

Run OpenOffice.org 3.0 in your browser with Ulteo

Want to check out OpenOffice.org 3.0 but don't want to download the 142MB installer just to see if you like it? No problem. You can run it in a web browser thanks to Ulteo. Ulteo takes an interesting approach to online desktop and office suites. Unlike other online desktops that offer some storage space and a few simple, browser based apps, Ulteo offers access to a virtual Linux-based operating...

OpenOffice.org 3.0 coming Monday, download it today!

The developers behind open source office suite OpenOffice.org plan to officially push the next major release on Monday. But if you just can't wait to get your hands on the first stable, post-beta, post-release candidate copy of OpenOffice.org 3.0 you can download it today. That's because the OpenOffice.org team has already sent out the files to a long list of mirror sites. Just pick one in your...

OpenOffice.org 3.0 RC4: OOo 3.0 inches closer to a final release

There's good news and no news from the OpenOffice.org camp. First the good news, OpenOffice.org 3.0 RC4 is out, which no doubt features some new bug fixes and tweaks and not a whole lot of new features that were absent from RC3. I can't be more specific than that, because while the developers have done a bang up job of creating an open source office suite, they really need to do a better job of...

OpenOffice.org 3.0 RC1 released

The first release candidate of OpenOffice.org 3.0 is out. The next generation of the open source office suite has been in beta for months and is slated for a full release later this month. So what's new in OpenOffice.org 3.0? First you get a nifty little launcher as seen above that lets you choose the application you want to use. You can still launch Writer, Base, Sheet, or another application...

IBM updates free office suite, launches Lotus Symphony 1

IBM has put the finishing touches on Lotus Symphony, a free Microsoft Office competitor based on OpenOffice.org. The company pushed out version 1.0 of the office suite which has been available as a public beta since last year. Unlike OpenOffice.org, Lotus Symphony is not open source software. While IBM is providing it for free, Lotus Symphony is based on OpenOffice.org 1.1.4, which is the last...

Download Squad Week in Review

Trying to figure out whether to see Indiana Jones or Sex in the City this weekend? Why not just skip the movies and catch up on some of the week's best software news? Windows 7 says hello world, then runs and hides away After months of speculation, Microsoft has finally lifted the veil of secrecy surrounding Windows 7. And by lifted the veil, we mean one tiny little corner. We now know that...

OpenOffice.org keeps getting slower with each new release

Open source software advocates like to point to OpenOffice.org as a viable alternative to Microsoft Office. It can open, create, edit, and save Office-compatible documents including text, spreadsheet, and database files. It might not have every last bell and whistle of Office, but it gets the job done. But OpenOffice.org also has a dirty little secret: It's kind of slow. And apparently, it's...

Download Squad Week in Review

Well, we've done it again. We've squandered away another perfectly good hour week... wait, no. That's something else. But if you haven't squandered away your week on Download Squad, here are some of the stories you may have missed. Wanna write for Download Squad? If you haven't heard, we're hiring. If you've always wanted to try add "professional blogger" to your business cards, now's your...

OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta now available

OpenOffice.org 3.0 is due out in September. But if you just can't wait that long, today the developers released a beta of the open source office suite. Back in March we took a look at a pre-beta version of OpenOffice.org, but the latest build is a bit more stable. And while we wouldn't recommend replacing the software you use to balance your companies books with a public beta, you can just check...

Ulteo releases Linux desktop; bent on world domination

When we last left our favorite evil geniuses at Ulteo, they were diligently plugging away at making OpenOffice.org applications accessible through a browser. Now, they've taken their plans for global domination one step further with Ulteo Application System Beta 1 (codename "Sirius"). For those of you wondering what exactly an "Application System" is: Think operating system. Yes, Ulteo's Sirius...

Download Squad Week in Review

Been busy spending the past week telling the press about your extramarital affairs, history of drug use, and misuse of campaign funds? Here are a few stories you might have been too busy to read. Adobe Photoshop Express Beta launches After months of hype, the big day finally arrived. Adobe launched a free, online version of Photoshop, the industry standard in image editing. You won't find all the...