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Linux® Desktop Garage by Susan Matteson

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OpenOffice.org

Yes, that is a Web address and a name. OpenOffice.org uses its Web address as the name of the program suite. Some might call it clever. Some might call it marketing. I will just call it a name.

The OpenOffice.org productivity suite includes most of the program types that you expect in an office suite. There is a word processor, a spreadsheet program, a presentation creator, and a program for diagrams. OpenOffice is a direct assault on the Microsoft Office suite. Every program in OOo is designed to be able to open documents from its MS Office counterpart and to come close to approximating the features in the MS Office programs. Sometimes OpenOffice hits the mark beautifully, and sometimes you grin and bear the differences. Besides ...

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