"In the battle of the office suites, where there's Microsoft
Office and everything else, OpenOffice.org claims 8.5 million
downloads in the past two years and near compatibility with MS
Office. We thought the second birthday would be a good excuse to
chat with Sam Hiser of the OpenOffice.org Marketing Project about
the state of the project and of office suite competition.
"NewsForge: How prevalent do you believe OpenOffice.org
use to be? I'd imagine the everyday use is somewhere between the
8.5 million downloads and the 70,000 registered users.
"Hiser: That's not a bad range. A conservative
estimate would place the number of users of OpenOffice.org 1.0 at 2
to 5 million. Now, that excludes any units of StarOffice