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OpenOffice for Linux OpenOffice for Linux 4.1.6 for Linux

by OpenOffice.org

Avg. Rating 4.6 (477 votes)

File Details

File Size 159.9 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Linux
Date Added
Total Downloads 25,357
Publisher OpenOffice.org
Homepage OpenOffice
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

OpenOffice is the open source project through which Sun Microsystems is releasing the technology for the popular StarOffice productivity suite. It is an international office suite that will run on all major platforms and provide access to all functionality and data through open-component based APIs and an XML-based file format. It establishes the necessary facilities to make this open source technology available to the developer community.

Latest Reviews

dgeorge

dgeorge reviewed v3.4.0 on May 10, 2012

BeBob -- you got to be kidding. Did you check the size of Microsoft Office? Open Office is the best on the free market, wake up and live a little.

klavc

klavc reviewed v3.3.0 RC8 on Jan 2, 2011

I would wish for both OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice to get a full sandbox as Gogole Chrome and Adobe Reader have.

B__B

B__B reviewed v3.1.1 on Oct 12, 2009

While not an absolute 1 to 1 replacement for MS Office, it is a top office suite with some upsides and a few downsides compared to the MS suite.

BeBob Esq.

BeBob Esq. reviewed v3.1.1 on Sep 2, 2009

It is still a very big download at 155 MB, not to mentions it's size after installation.

I tend to favour SSuite Office’s free office suites. Their software also don’t need to run on Java or .NET, like so many open source office suites, so it makes their software very small and efficient. {37MB}

bopb99

bopb99 reviewed v3.1.1 RC1 on Aug 8, 2009

Fantastic Office suit.
Runs on Mac, Linux, Windows and many other platforms.

Betanews should update it's 10 year old OpenOffice screen shot.
OpenOffice looks much better than that.

(I know Betanews is sponsored by Microsoft who makes MS Office.)

PagingDrLeoMarvin

PagingDrLeoMarvin reviewed v3.0.0 Final on Nov 11, 2008

OpenOffice is fantastic!

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.0.0 RC1 on Sep 9, 2008

3.0.0 came with Mandrake Linux 2009 and it's looking very good. Man, I am totally glad we have an alternative to Microsoft that isn't some push-over half-arsed job.

Open Office 3.x is a very usable, very functional and very productive application suite, and even with its' reliance on Java, I think it is worth looking at, especially if you have trouble with that new RIBBON interface in MS Office.

No retraining needed with this suite - apps all feel familiar and it's easy to get up to speed.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.4.0 RC1 on Feb 15, 2008

What Alpha258 said: the UI is smoother in the Linux version, too.

Far better than MS Office because it uses the (honestly) ISO certified ODF format. Easily customizable, portable, and can be used accurately across all supported platforms. Oh, and if you use OpenOffice, Redmond will hate you for life. All the more reason!

Alpha258

Alpha258 reviewed v2.3.1 on Dec 4, 2007

I have never had a problem with Openoffice, it is one of the great apps Linux has and it runs much faster on Linux compared to the Windows version.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.2.1 RC3 on Jun 5, 2007

No longer dual-booting, woohoo! Under the latest Gnome, this still looks great, and runs as smooth as glass. Even on an old machine, OpenOffice is faster on Linux than the Windows version is under Vista on a fast machine. Go figure.

Avg. Rating 4.6 (477 votes)
Your Rating
dgeorge

dgeorge reviewed v3.4.0 on May 10, 2012

BeBob -- you got to be kidding. Did you check the size of Microsoft Office? Open Office is the best on the free market, wake up and live a little.

klavc

klavc reviewed v3.3.0 RC8 on Jan 2, 2011

I would wish for both OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice to get a full sandbox as Gogole Chrome and Adobe Reader have.

B__B

B__B reviewed v3.1.1 on Oct 12, 2009

While not an absolute 1 to 1 replacement for MS Office, it is a top office suite with some upsides and a few downsides compared to the MS suite.

BeBob Esq.

BeBob Esq. reviewed v3.1.1 on Sep 2, 2009

It is still a very big download at 155 MB, not to mentions it's size after installation.

I tend to favour SSuite Office’s free office suites. Their software also don’t need to run on Java or .NET, like so many open source office suites, so it makes their software very small and efficient. {37MB}

bopb99

bopb99 reviewed v3.1.1 RC1 on Aug 8, 2009

Fantastic Office suit.
Runs on Mac, Linux, Windows and many other platforms.

Betanews should update it's 10 year old OpenOffice screen shot.
OpenOffice looks much better than that.

(I know Betanews is sponsored by Microsoft who makes MS Office.)

PagingDrLeoMarvin

PagingDrLeoMarvin reviewed v3.0.0 Final on Nov 11, 2008

OpenOffice is fantastic!

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.0.0 RC1 on Sep 9, 2008

3.0.0 came with Mandrake Linux 2009 and it's looking very good. Man, I am totally glad we have an alternative to Microsoft that isn't some push-over half-arsed job.

Open Office 3.x is a very usable, very functional and very productive application suite, and even with its' reliance on Java, I think it is worth looking at, especially if you have trouble with that new RIBBON interface in MS Office.

No retraining needed with this suite - apps all feel familiar and it's easy to get up to speed.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.4.0 RC1 on Feb 15, 2008

What Alpha258 said: the UI is smoother in the Linux version, too.

Far better than MS Office because it uses the (honestly) ISO certified ODF format. Easily customizable, portable, and can be used accurately across all supported platforms. Oh, and if you use OpenOffice, Redmond will hate you for life. All the more reason!

Alpha258

Alpha258 reviewed v2.3.1 on Dec 4, 2007

I have never had a problem with Openoffice, it is one of the great apps Linux has and it runs much faster on Linux compared to the Windows version.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.2.1 RC3 on Jun 5, 2007

No longer dual-booting, woohoo! Under the latest Gnome, this still looks great, and runs as smooth as glass. Even on an old machine, OpenOffice is faster on Linux than the Windows version is under Vista on a fast machine. Go figure.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.2.0 RC2 on Feb 26, 2007

If only the OpenOffice Windows (Vista) interface looked as good as the Linux interface. Since I dual-boot Windows, this lets me go back and forth seamlessly with my files.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.0.4 on Oct 10, 2006

OMG, a final version? Woohoo! As usual, faster than I expect, and a file format that can never die.

iamanon

iamanon reviewed v2.0.4 on Oct 10, 2006

robmanic44 -- Koffice??? What a joke this is much better. I wish the KDE developers would ditch Koffice and concentrate more on the desktop. OpenOffice is the best thing that could have happened for OSS and Linux.

Frostek

Frostek reviewed v2.0.3 RC1 on May 19, 2006

A lovely bit of software which I install on all of my machines. It removes the need for MS Office in 99% of cases.

The only feature I'd like to see at present is smaller update files, rather than having to download the entire installation again each time.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v2.0.139 Beta on Nov 15, 2005

The first thing I do when installing a linux distro is remove this and run K-Office. I think that if K-Office is ever released to Windows, it will replace most of the other office suite currently in use. It's that good.

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