Business Software Word Processing OpenOffice for Linux

OpenOffice for Linux OpenOffice for Linux 4.1.10 for Linux

by OpenOffice.org

Avg. Rating 4.6 (477 votes)

File Details

File Size 154.4 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Linux
Date Added
Total Downloads 25,394
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.

AlanS2001

AlanS2001 reviewed v2.0.139 Beta on Nov 15, 2005

Note to betanews people: According to the release notes this is build 2.0 m139, not build 1.9.m139.

bts

bts reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on Sep 2, 2005

Great product with great support. If you ever have a question about the product be sure to visit these forums: http://www.oooforum.org

thehunger

thehunger reviewed v2.0 (Snapshot Build 1.9.m77) on Feb 16, 2005

Awesome!
There is debate whether the new look, which is even more similar to MS Office than before, is a good thing or not. My vote is yes, that -is- a good thing.

The new database application looks promising, and people are working on a plugin that will allow it to work with MS Access database files.

Mailmerge is improved a lot, details are here:
http://specs.openoffice....merge_specification.sxw

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.0 (Snapshot Build 1.9.m77) on Feb 16, 2005

For Linux, this is great.

kmleow

kmleow reviewed v1.1.3 on Oct 4, 2004

I will not be suprised if this software takes over M$ Office one day. Give it another 3 to 5 years, you will not only see the return of browser war (between IE and Firefox) but also the office suite war (between MS Office and OpenOffice).

WickedLester

WickedLester reviewed v1.1.2RC2 on May 11, 2004

There is also a Windows version. This program is about the only thing that can give MS Office a run for it's $$$. It improves with each revision. The ability to save documents and speadsheets as a pdf file is a major plus. It also has the ability to save presentations as swf files (Shockwave). I think alot of educational and governmental institutions should make the switch to this is could save them lots of money instead of using MS Office.

lordcyber

lordcyber reviewed v1.1 on Nov 22, 2003

Excellent Program.
We use this at work when customers send us word,excel,powerpoint or wordperfect format documents.
The ability to save the document as a PDF is icing on the cake...SWEET!!

defcon5

defcon5 reviewed v1.1 on Oct 1, 2003

The best thing Sun could have done was make this an open source project. It allows Sun to focus on what they do best while allowing OpenOffice to mature into an excellent suite for Linux.

tvaccari

tvaccari reviewed v1.1 RC3 on Aug 14, 2003

Program Rocks. It gets better and better with each release.

allsiante

allsiante reviewed v1.1 RC on Jul 16, 2003

OpenOffice was and is simply awesome. I never needed m$'s bloat after I first tried OO. It simply does the job. And as it was stated, I cn use it on my home linux box and my office windoze box, and I'm happy with it ! 5 stars !

jrepin

jrepin reviewed v1.0.2 on Jan 20, 2003

OpenOffice.org is great. It gives me all I need for my Office work and all for free. It's also nice to be able to use the same app in both Linux and Windows. And it's great that it is also translated to our language. OOo is what I use for a long time now and I haven't used MS Office ever since. It's too expensive for what it offers. Great job OOo team!

espectro

espectro reviewed v1.0 on May 2, 2002

-Open ms word file
-Close the file when u r done viewing it
-Say "no" to the save dialog

Crash. I give it a 1 because of this. It's the first thing i tested, and the crash appeared.

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