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internetnews.com: OpenOffice.org Renews Battle for Productivity Suite

Oct 01, 2003, 16:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thor Olavsrud)

"OpenOffice.org took another step in its quest to secure a place in the office productivity suite space Wednesday with the release of OpenOffice.org 1.1.

"The new version, which has been in beta since March, is an open source challenge to Microsoft's dominance in the space, though it faces an uphill battle with Microsoft owning more than 90 percent of the market.

"The suite includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation application (analogous to PowerPoint), and other components--all built around the XML file format. Unlike Microsoft's Office suite, OpenOffice.org does not contain an email client..."

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