OpenOffice 3.0 Downloads Reach 10 Million
At the 6th Annual OpenOffice.org Convention in Peking November 5-7, the project could celebrate a new milestone in their 3.0 release: downloads of their office package have reached 10 million.
The OpenOffice team released their product less than a month ago on October 13 and the download count just two days later was already at three million. Even after reaching the 10 million mark, users are still pulling in OpenOffice 3 at a rate of between 250,000 and 300,000 daily.
John McCreesh, OpenOffice's marketing project lead, explains, "What makes the statistics impressive is that they only record downloads via the OpenOffice.org website, and exclude for example large numbers of Linux users who generally download software from their own distributor." He couldn't even estimate the total number of OOo users, but that "the Community believes it is well on track to reach its declared target of a 40% market share worldwide by 2010."