|| ||John McCreesh <jpmcc-AT-openoffice.org>|
PR: OpenOffice.org challenges Microsoft's Office "Test Drive"|
|| ||Mon, 26 Jun 2006 23:01:32 +0100|
Press Release - for immediate release
Microsoft today announced the opening of a "test drive" so that
people can see what Microsoft Office 2007 might look like when it
finally goes on sale.
The OpenOffice.org Community invites potential upgraders to go one
better - download the full OpenOffice.org 2 office suite today for a
test drive, and if you like it, use it free for as long as you like.
It's the ultimate no-strings-attached test drive - if you enjoy the
test drive, keep the car!
As office software becomes a commodity product, Microsoft has been
forced to make significant changes to the 'look and feel' of MS-Office
2007. Because of this, analysts now agree that migrating to Microsoft
Office 2007 will be a major upheaval with a significant cost impact.
Unlike changing to Microsoft Office 2007, changing to OpenOffice.org 2
does not require learning how to use office software all over again.
Indeed, reports have shown migration to OpenOffice.org 2 is 90% cheaper
than migrating to Microsoft Office 2007.
For more information and references to the reports, please see
The OpenOffice.org Community is an international team of volunteer and
sponsored contributors who develop, support, and promote the leading
open-source office productivity suite, OpenOffice.orgÂ®.
OpenOffice.org supports the Open Document Format for Office
Applications (OpenDocument) OASIS Standard (ISO/IEC 26300) as well
as legacy industry file formats and is available on major computing
platforms in over 70 languages. OpenOffice.org is provided under the GNU
Lesser General Public Licence (LGPL) and may be used free of charge for
any purpose, private or commercial.
The OpenOffice.org Community acknowledges generous sponsorship from a
number of companies, including Sun Microsystems, the founding
sponsor and primary contributor.
The OpenOffice.org Community can be found at http://www.openoffice.org
The OpenOffice.org office productivity suite may be downloaded free of
charge from http://download.openoffice.org
Further information about the suite may be found at
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OpenOffice.org Marketing Project Lead
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OpenOffice.org Marketing Project Co-Lead
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OpenOffice.org Community Manager
+1 (416) 625 3843
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