Category Archives: Updates

OpenOffice.org 2.0 released

OpenOffice.orgThe much awaited OpenOffice.org 2.0 was released on 20 Oct, 2005.
OpenOffice.org natively supports the internationally standardised OpenDocument format, which several countries, as well as the U.S. state of Massachusetts, have established as the default for office documents. It is available in 36 languages (more promised) and as usual runs natively on GNU/Linux, Windows, Sun Solaris, Mac OS X and more. This new OpenDocument format prevents vendor lock-in and can be opened by any office application.
In addition to OpenDocument format, it has a new database module, improved PDF support, a superior spreadsheet module, enhanced Desktop integration and many more features.
View some of the nice screenshots here.
So, will the new OpenOffice2.0 be a serious competitor to MS Office and what will be the answer to the OpenDocument Format? We have to wait and watch.

Update: Here is the download link to the OpenOffice 2.0 version.

Update 2: Here is a comparison between OpenOffice and MS Office.

Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy Badger Released

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution for your desktop or server, with a fast and easy install, regular releases, a tight selection of excellent packages installed by default. The latest version Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy Badger has been released (Ubuntu does keep up with its promise of 6 month release cycle.
Whats new in 5.10 is that it has been ported to three new architectures – HP PA-RISC, Intel IA64 and SPARC. The other major features are Thin Client Integration, OEM Installer support, LaunchPad Integration. See the list of other features available.

Ubuntu 5.10 ISOs can be downloaded from the official website or can also be ordered through the ShipIt Facility, which ships any number of CDs to you for free.