As OpenOffice.org Version 2 is currently available only in pre-release versions. there are no independent reviews of the finished product. In the meantime, please read the keynote review of Version 1
PC Pro Magazine
delivers its verdict on Version 1.1.2: The
best all-round office suite is also the cheapest. With excellent
Microsoft compatibility, a consistent interface and a good network of
ad-hoc support, this is the king of the business tools.
OpenOffice.org tops the poll and earns in a comparative review of office suites in Issue 224, December 04. The magazine's review team conclude that they fully endorse OpenOffice over and above Microsoft Office 2003 for both home and corporate use.
OOo 2.0 previews
- Migrating to OpenOffice.org 90 per cent cheaper than to Microsoft Office 12 Vol. 11 Issue 23 | 23 September - 6 October 2005 Compterworld The industry's two major office suites, Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org, will soon be releasing new versions. Recent research into these versions by large government departments indicates that for many sites, it is now 10 times cheaper to migrate to the new OpenOffice.org 2.0 than upgrading to Microsoft Office 12.
- OpenOffice is great alternative to Microsoft by Andy Ihnatko, September 22, 2005 Chicago Sun-Times ...you won't use it because you hate Microsoft or because you don't like tying your whole office's (or your government's) ability to function to the proprietary whims of one single company. Maybe you won't even use it just because it'll cost you $0 to Microsoft Office's $365. You'll use it because OpenOffice 2.0 is an attractive and compelling suite of office apps in its own right.
- Openoffice.org 09.06.05 PCMag.com Unlike the slow, clunky original version, version 2.0 of this free productivity suite is surprisingly slick and highly compatible with Microsoft Office file formats. It even offers features not found in its expensive Microsoft counterpart.
- Openoffice.org 2 - a new, improved version that gives Microsoft a run for its money By Cliff Joseph, 22 Jul 2005 Personal Computer World ...there's no doubt version 2 is more than powerful enough for most home and business users and can certainly give Microsoft a run for its money, especially since it's free.
- Open source moves into Microsoft's Office block By Simon London Published: April 21 2005 03:00 Financial Times The latest incarnation of OpenOffice was last month released for testing by users. Early reviews say it marks a big advance over earlier versions of the free word processing, spreadsheet and presentation package.
- Looking forward to OpenOffice.org 2.0 Joe Brockmeier, 5 Jan 2003, Linux Weekly News From a test of the 1.9.65 build, it's pretty clear that the OpenOffice.org project has a way to go before it's finished. However, this release does provide a pretty good overview of what to expect, and it does look like 2.0 will be a formidable suite when finished.