Tuesday, October 18, 2005

OpenOffice 2.0

OpenOffice Version 2.0 is about to get released.
Although initially it had been announced that the final release would take place on October 13, it was postponed, because of important software issues. There is hope that the open-source solution will be released by the end of this month.

OpenOffice.org 2.0 will be the first stable version of the suite to be compatible with the new ODF (OpenDocument Format) standard, built on XML.

IDC, Jupiter and Gartner rated the solution with a 10% market share, while Forrester was even more optimistic, saying that the solution had a 15% market share."


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feb 2006: Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free software. He very much enjoys working for Novell where as a member of the Desktop research team he has worked on desktop infrastructure and applications, particularly the CORBA, Bonobo, Nautilus and accessibility, amongst other interesting things. He now works full time developing OpenOffice.org. Prior to this he worked for Quantel gaining expertise in real time AV editing and playback achieved with high performance focused hardware / software solutions.