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Hands On With the New Online Version of OpenOffice.org (Updated)

Dec 20, 2007, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Chartier)

"After going premium and suffering some community fragmentation, the OpenOffice.org open source office suite is being taken in a new direction by a company named Ulteo. A brainchild of Gaël Duval, founder of Mandriva Linux, Ulteo's mission is to serve as a platform for putting applications onto the web. Using this approach, Ulteo has released a public beta of Online OpenOffice.org, which quite literally puts OpenOffice.org inside a browser.

"There are of course some real advantages to Ulteo's offering, not the least of which is overcoming platform-specific issues, but like any major desktop software application that gets stuffed into a browser, Online OpenOffice.org has its drawbacks..."

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