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OpenOffice 2.0 Beta *Update*

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#1 LFC



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Posted 17 February 2005 - 16:02

OpenOffice.org is the open source project through which Sun Microsystems is releasing the technology for the popular StarOffice productivity suite. It is an international office suite that will run on all major platforms and provide access to all functionality and data through open-component based APIs and an XML-based file format.

Note: Snapshot builds showing the progress on our way towards OpenOffice.org 2.0 will be released every two weeks. These snapshot builds need testing and your feedback. There are no guarantees.


#2 blaxez



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Posted 17 February 2005 - 16:06

thanx for your info

#3 nvizible



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Posted 18 February 2005 - 03:23

hmmm anyone have screenshots of 2.0 beta for me? i cba to download it right now :(

#4 soypowered


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Posted 18 February 2005 - 03:40

Here's OO Writer. Interface is so original huh? I still love it though. [attachment=111933:attachment]

#5 matt95110


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Posted 18 February 2005 - 03:50

I tried the beta a few weeks ago, and I'd have to say that they're doing an excellent job. I just wish it would start up faster.

#6 Bryan000



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Posted 18 February 2005 - 04:01

hey, thanks for the info. I love OOo and use it daily. 2.0 is such an impressive achievement, I can't wait for 2.0 final.

Matt: My biggest complaint is also the startup speed. Even if the quicklauncher is enabled, it takes much longer to start up than Microsoft Office 2003. However, once you have opened it once, the quicklauncher keeps much of the data in memory, and it will launch of lightning fast from then on (or, until you restart your PC!)

They need to improve the speed more, but hey, consider what you are getting for free ... it realy is amazing. If a few seconds of startup speed is all I must pay to use this software, I guess I can accept that. :p

#7 Rob2687



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Posted 18 February 2005 - 04:21

I installed the rpms in mandrake 10.1, now how do I run it?

#8 ZZOOzzoo


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Posted 18 February 2005 - 14:25

Here's OO Writer. Interface is so original huh? I still love it though. [attachment=111933:attachment]

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Oh my... that looks too similar to MS Word. :blink:

#9 Damien R.

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 15:18

Thnks for The Heads Up :)

#10 Hurmoth


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Posted 18 February 2005 - 15:20

OpenOffice :wub:

Thanks for the info (Y)

#11 JustVince


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Posted 18 February 2005 - 15:24

Is it an easy transition from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice?

#12 lunamonkey



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Posted 18 February 2005 - 15:33

(Y) Yey.

Will upgrade my main box with v 2. I only use Open office once every 6 months or so at home. I have v little need for office work, so I don't mind the slow start up (which to be honest isn't slow at all)

If I was running a business, or used it more than once a week at home, I would get Office 2003. The fact that OOo is free isn't going to keep me as a user if I need the performance, compatibility and support.

#13 nvizible



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Posted 19 February 2005 - 00:58

thx for the screenshot, but tbh i think i'll stick with ms office, for the moment, that is!