First Look at OpenOffice.org 3.0
The previous major releases of OpenOffice.org didn't disappoint, so hopes are high for the upcoming version 3.0 of one of the most important open source applications around. We look at what mouth-watering goodies the new version has to offer.
If you want to try the latest beta release of OpenOffice.org 3.0, or you don't want to wait until the final version is included in your favorite Linux distribution, you can install the new version of the productivity suite yourself. The good news is that it won't interfere with your current OpenOffice.org 2.x.x installation, so you can run both versions side-by-side.
To start, download OpenOffice.org . If you are running Ubuntu, you need to get the deb version of the software. After downloading the package, unpack it and launch the terminal, switch to the resulting directory, and use the dpkg -i command to install all .deb files in the DEBS folder:
sudo dpkg -i DEBS/*.deb
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CompatiabilityWell I'd just like to add one more thing, something which should encourage Everyone to use it - you can get it as a Portable Application and put it on a USB - I use a 2GB stick for my work, and carry Office and Gimp portably, so I can operate on every Windows computer. When people ask why, I tell them it's easier to use (I find Word easier for making up documents as I have to make worksheets, drag pictures in there. I generally export them as PDF once made, because that keeps the file size Very reasonable - a 9MB word file opened in office can often save as a 600kb PDF file...)
Microsoft Word could never go onto USB, and isn't welcome in any civilised computing environment.
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