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What’s new in OpenOffice.Org version 3?

OO is a decent free Office Suite for Windows / Linux / Mac and other platforms. This webpage provides OpenOffice.org 3.0's new features, an early look:

OpenOffice.org 3.0 is 167 days away, but who's counting? Maybe the software developers are counting because they have a whopping 2,278 issues targeted for this release. Even though OpenOffice.org 2.4 is not yet out the door, let's see how far they've come with OpenOffice.org 3.0.

New features

  • Personal Information Manager (PIM), probably based on Thunderbird/Lightning
  • PDF import into Draw (to maintain correct layout of the original PDF)
  • Web 2.0 support for weblogs and wikis
  • Office 2007 OOXML document import filter
  • Support for Mac OS X Aqua platform
  • Redesigned, more modern GUI.
  • Extensions, to add third party functionality etc

OpenOffice.org 3.0’s new features
(Fig. 01: OpenOffice.Org v3.x Splash Screen)

=> OpenOffice.org 3.0's new features

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  • paul March 24, 2008, 7:17 am

    eat more RAM? new feature? oh no its designed for future PC’s.
    well, i kind of dislike any kind of PC office app suite. they just eats up, the RAM and thanks to java. well. there is always a trade off and everything comes with a price tag. thus why i am broke for OO.

  • cilicio June 20, 2008, 8:55 pm

    I just try it, and is a lot faster

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