OpenOffice 4.1.0

Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

Great software
Apache OpenOffice is the result of over twenty years' software engineering. Designed from the start as a single piece of software, it has a consistency other products cannot match. A completely open development process means that anyone can report bugs, request new features, or enhance the software. The result: Apache OpenOffice does everything you want your office software to do, the way you want it to.

Easy to use
Apache OpenOffice is easy to learn, and if you're already using another office software package, you'll take to OpenOffice straight away. Our world-wide native-language community means that OpenOffice is probably available and supported in your own language. And if you already have files from another office package - OpenOffice will probably read them with no difficulty.

And it's free
Best of all, Apache OpenOffice can be downloaded and used entirely free of any licence fees. Apache OpenOffice is released under the Apache 2.0 Licence. This means you may use it for any purpose - domestic, commercial, educational, public administration. You may install it on as many computers as you like. You may make copies and give them away to family, friends, students, employees - anyone you like.

Download: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0 | 134.0 MB (Open Source)
View: OpenOffice Website | Release Notes

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I prefer kingsoft Office, i'ts a much better looking program. Now with the free version letting you also save docx files it's even better.

I've been getting apache bugzilla mail for like a year now. It never lets me log in and change my password. I hate this office suite for that fact alone.

Has anyone compared the Office 2007-2013 XML document conversion accuracy of OO 4.1 to LibreOffice 4.2? If so, is it better, worse, or essentially the same? Just wondering as OO is a smaller install than LibreOffice.

Note Oracle abandoned OpenOffice and transferred it to Apache.

That being said, the bulk of the developers left open office, forked the code and created / maintain LibreOffice. Currently, there's more active development / interested in LibreOffice.

However, there's enough active development on OpenOffice, that Apache isn't going to kill the project.

Yes, Oracle did too much damage to this project. Imagine how much farther ahead it could've been had the need for LibreOffice not existed so both development teams could've contributed to a single project. As it is now OpenOffice is all but dead. It's cool they have screenshots using Windows 8 but it also shows how outdated their UI underneath actually is.

FAST Word/Excel (x-2003) open source alternatives:
http://www.abisource.com/
http://www.gnumeric.org/

I agree with the comment above - 10 years later and very little change underneath. I think it's quite a capable package, however it's reliance on Java must go. I'm also amazed that seven years after the release of Office 2007, still no ribbon interface.

68k said,
FAST Word/Excel (x-2003) open source alternatives:
http://www.abisource.com/
http://www.gnumeric.org/

I agree with the comment above - 10 years later and very little change underneath. I think it's quite a capable package, however it's reliance on Java must go. I'm also amazed that seven years after the release of Office 2007, still no ribbon interface.

You can use it perfefctly fine without Java. It's only needed when you want to use the database side of things. (https://wiki.openoffice.org/wi...needed_in_OpenOffice.org%3F)

It also doesn't need a ribbon interface either but they do need to fix their menus to not look like Windows 95.