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Ars Technica: OpenOffice goes Premium

Aug 31, 2006, 14:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Reimer)

[ Thanks to Inos Tihom for this link. ]

"OpenOffice has been an open-source project for nearly six years now, and the project has grown and matured considerably during that time. Originally based on the code from StarOffice, a creaky cross-platform suite available for OS/2, Windows, Macintosh, Solaris, and Linux from a company called Star Division, the program received a tremendous amount of support from the OSS community. While progress was slow—Sun, who had purchased Star Division in 1999, opened the source in mid-2000, yet it did not get to version 1.0 until two years later--it continued to improve. Version 2.0, which was released late last year, received favorable reviews.

"Now, a group of OpenOffice enthusiasts have released OpenOffice Premium, a new bundle that includes the OpenOffice suite and a grab-bag of extras, such as clip art, document templates, and fonts..."

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