Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Free and Open Productivity Suite

Open office (OO)3.1 is available for download(since May 2009) with great improvements and many new rich features. I agree Microsoft is leader as far as office products is concern but what point I am willing to discuss here, what normal users requires and what features most of the peoples are using. All features provide us to open office with great user friendly way, I am not geek office user but what I need I got from open office.
Peoples ask to me, Is Open Office is compatible with Ms office 2007 ,then I ask to those people Is Ms Office 2007 compatible with Open Office .You can easily open Ms office 2007 file (docx,pptx) on Open Office and can edit and save it on 2003 doc formate but Ms office 2007 not provides this functionality in inverse.

I gather few of users experiences from Internet and feature of Open Office what it provides free of cost which I `would like to share with you .

  1. Free Of Cost
  2. Easy to Use
  3. Multi-Platform
  4. Multi-lingual
  5. Compatible with all office suit including Ms Office 2003/2007 (Ms Office is not compatible)
  6. Power full extensions/plug-ins
  7. Almost provides all features of Ms office in a user friendly way
  8. Periodically updates and new releases
  9. etc
Open office 3.1 new feature list available at

Below are some user experiences

Conclusion :
Use free office suit OO ,it provides all functionality which we required (Ubuntu built in installs OO as Office productivity tool)and make piracy free Pakistan

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Georgie Pie said...

You should also try SSuite Office for a free office suite. They have a whole range of office suites that are free for download.

Their software also don't need to run on Java or .NET, so it makes the software very small and efficient.

You can try these links:

Haroon idrees said...

Georgie Pie
Thanks for sharing SSuite Office.Due to it dependents with windows system(only available for windows system,dependency of Java or .Net can be compressible we can install Java or .Net on os but dependency on windows not compressible) I am unable to test and use it due to windows system i am using Ubuntu.Second its a free-ware not opensource.Well it can be good for window's users