OpenOffice.org 3.3 Ready for Download
Free Productivity Suite Used by More than 100 Million Now Includes Enterprise Features
Hamburg, Germany, 26 January 2011--- The OpenOffice.org Project today announces the release of OpenOffice.org 3.3, which includes features and improvements addressing current and future user requirements, regardless of scale. Stepping into a new arena, OpenOffice.org 3.3 brings to enterprise users, both in public and private sectors, improved compatibility with Microsoft Office, spreadsheet and presentation enhancements, and superior security and collaboration options. A full list of what the Project's Community have accomplished can be found at <http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/3.3/ >.
OpenOffice.org 3.3 marks a milestone in the suite's maturation. Ten years after the Project was initiated, the suite has grown from being the “free alternative” to the default and even preferred choice for the more than one hundred million who have come to value the quality, reliability, and extensibility of the application, as well as the flexibility given by the the suite's file format, the OpenDocument Format (ODF), the leading open standard for office documents.
To download OpenOffice.org 3.3 for free: <http://download.openoffice.org/ >
There is a lot that is new and enhanced in OpenOffice.org 3.3. But not least, it is also simply faster, both in startup time and in overall operation. Some of the of new elements include:
Andrew Southworth, Network Coordinator, Canadian Labour Congress, wrote, “It's never been just about the savings. The Canadian Labour Congress selected OpenOffice.org in support of what it does and how it goes about doing it. It's the full support of the ODF that frees us from committing to any one vendor. And it's the extensions, the enterprise elements and the open-source code that gives all those we represent and work with in Canada, from schools to hospitals to libraries to private sector corporations the freedom of real productivity — without being locked into a particular company's vision of how you should work. Saving money on software is great. But OpenOffice.org, with its support of the ODF, is more than about the bottom line. It's about the freedom to choose the best.”
A full guide to new features is available at <http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/3.3/ >. The security bulletin with full details of the potential vulnerabilities fixed is at <http://www.openoffice.org/security/bulletin.html >.
OpenOffice.org is fully supported by the worldwide Community and by professional companies, both large and small. Oracle proudly continues the sponsorship of the Project building the application and welcomes contributions from all.
* Press Kit: OpenOffice.org <http://marketing.openoffice.org/press_kit.html >
* The Case for OpenOffice.org: <http://why.openoffice.org >
Peter Junge (UTC +08h00), Beijing, China
OpenOffice.org Marketing Project Lead
pj @ openoffice.org
- International Marketing Contacts: <http://marketing.openoffice.org/contacts.html >
The OpenOffice.org Project is composed of an international team of volunteer and sponsored contributors who develop, translate, document, support, and promote the leading open-source office productivity suite, OpenOffice.orgŪ. The Project, sponsored by Oracle, spans the globe, and its community includes members from all sectors. Thanks to the efforts of the Community, OpenOffice.org software may be downloaded and used entirely free of charge for any purpose, private or commercial. All are encouraged to join the Community and participate in the making and promotion of the suite and file format.
OpenOffice.org software uses the OpenDocument Format OASIS Standard (ISO/IEC 26300), as well as supporting file formats used by such as Microsoft Office, and is available on major computing platforms in over 100 languages. OpenOffice.org software is provided under the GNU Lesser General Public License version 3 (LGPL v.3). It offers all users the license of using what works and working with what's there, all for free.