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eWeek: Looking at OpenOffice.org 2

Oct 24, 2005, 16:45 (1 Talkback[s])

OpenOffice.org 2.0 Has Edge over Its StarOffice 8 Cousin

"When eWEEK Labs recently reviewed StarOffice 8, we were impressed by its broad platform support and low cost—two measures by which the Sun Microsystems Inc. office productivity suite edges out Microsoft Corp.'s market-leading Office 2003 but falls short compared with its open-source sibling, OpenOffice.org 2.0..."

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OpenOffice Packs a Powerful New Database Punch

" OpenOffice.org's latest update includes a database that matches Microsoft's popular and competing Access database, experts say.

"'It's definitely a big deal,' said Stephen O'Grady, an analyst at the IT analysis firm RedMonk. 'Now with the [OpenOffice.org Base], although I have not evaluated it to the extent that I can call it 100 percent at functional parity with Access, the interface is just as usable as Access. It's quite nice...'"

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