Open Office 3.1 hits Malta, Myanmar and Papua New Guinea
The rest of us can download it too
The latest version of the open source alternative to Microsoft's Office suite has been released.
Open Office 3.1 includes several improvements, including changes to the way files can be locked and unlocked, use of master reset passwords as well as other general bug fixes.
The software claims better screen appearance, easier dragging of icons which show a shadow when moving, and the introduction of overlining - the opposite of underlining. The world processor boasts better grammar checks and improved highlighting.
It has also been localised for Malta and Myanmar and Tok Pisin from Papua New Guinea.
'world processor' [sic]
I didn't realise openoffice had expanded its scope to <voice type="bad guy" volume="high" echo="some">Taking over the world</voice>!
Yes, I know, too much mark-up coding for me today...
But they won't release a 64 bit version for Windows / Vista because, apparently, of the need to upgrade compliers.
So the next version of MS Office will be 64 bit and Open Office won't :(
Yes, I know it can run in 32 bit emulation mode, but why have a 64 bit processor, 64 bit O/S and 6Gb of ram to run 32 bit apps in a slower fashion ?