a positive eWEEK review of
2.2 titled, "OpenOffice
Sports All-Around Improvements," Tiffany
Maleshefski says the latest version has across-the-board improvements
all the productivity applications, and comments that the brightest
of OpenOffice.org 2.2 is the free price and the impressive broad
support that it can run on.
In particular, she notes the improvements in Calc's
of Microsoft's Excel pivot table feature and Writer's
better overall appearance of fonts as well as PDF export functions. Lab
testing was conducted on various systems, including Windows XP, Mac OS
X Tiger, and Debian GNU/Linux 4.0, and performed similarly on all
She says, "IT
managers looking for alternatives to Microsoft Office — particularly
those unwilling to make the leap to Office 2007 — will find
OpenOffice.org 2.2 well worth evaluating because, as the suite offers a
good solution for cutting software costs while expanding platform
options and minimizing compatibility issues
." She also notes
that it is not realistic to expect 100 percent compatibility between
OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office if you must deal back and forth
with complex documents.
Overall, this is a very positive review for OpenOffice.org!