Microsoft Office Rival Goes Beta
Open Office was once seen as the poor man's Microsoft Office, but although it may be open source software it has always given Microsoft Office a run for it's money. Open Office has been in existence for over nine years now and we are nearing the release of the newest release, version 3.0. A public beta has been released for download and is available now.
There are various improvements over the previous version, with improved Microsoft Office document compatibility and it will feature aditional support for the OpenDocument file format, which is to integrated into Office 2007.
You can visit the Open Office website for more information here. You can also discuss in our forums here.