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NewsForge: Interview: OpenOffice.org is Gaining Momentum

Feb 19, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"NewsForge recently had a pleasant (IRC) chat with OpenOffice.org publicist/activist Sam Hiser. This article is a lightly-edited transcript of that conversation. It sounds like the already excellent OOo is getting even better--and more popular--every month.

"NewsForge: I'm using OpenOffice.org 1.0 and it's working fine. Should I upgrade to 1.0.2 or wait?

"Hiser: OOo 1.0.2, which came out in late Jan, brings some noticeable bug fixes, Help improvements, and faster load-times that I have personally noticed on both Windows (2000 Pro) and Linux. Recommended for you.

"NewsForge: How about installation hassles? Can I just run the installer and automatically upgrade, or do I need to delete things first?

"Hiser: I'm told it's ok to just run. Personally, I REMOVE first out of habit because I am obsessive-compulsive about avoiding CRUFT from my Windows upbringing..."

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