What is OpenOffice.org?
OpenOffice.org is an open, feature-rich multi-platform office productivity suite. The user interface and functionality are very similar to other products in the market like Microsoft Office, but compared to these commercial products OpenOffice.org is absolutely free. [more...]
OpenOffice.org is a fully-featured open-source office productivity suite available as a free download for major platforms in over 45 supported languages.
It is compatible with competing office suites. OpenOffice.org is developed, supported, and promoted by an international community operating from the http://www.openoffice.org/ website.
With the 2.0 release, OpenOffice.org will store data in the open XML file format adopted by the international standards body OASIS
What can I do with OpenOffice.org?
OpenOffice.org provides several rich productivity tools, including:
Writer - Word Processor
Impress - Presentation Tool
Draw - Graphics Package
Calc - Spread Sheet Tool
Base - Database Tool
Firefox - Web Browser
Thunderbird - Email Tool
For those familiar with Microsoft Office, OpenOffice.org provides familiar programs, which are also compatible with your Microsoft Office documents and files.