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OpenOffice.org 3.1 delayed to the end of April

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h-online.com: Only a few days after the release of Release Candidate 1 (RC1) of OpenOffice 3.1.0, the developers have discovered new bugs that they need to eliminate before the final release.

Multiplatform OpenOffice.org 3.0 Benchmark

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oooninja.com: It's time for an OpenOffice.org benchmark rematch. Go-oo has been proudly boasting it is "Better, Faster, Freer," but last time when we tested OpenOffice.org 2.4, Go-oo came in fourth place out of four.

April Fools' Jokes

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oooninja.com: Say April Fools' with five OpenOffice.org pranks. Open source has a sense of humor too!

THREE reasons to upgrade to openoffice.org3

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collinpark.blogspot: OK, here are three reasons to upgrade to openoffice.org3 if you're still using 2.x

Writer's Tools extension for OpenOffice.org

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linuxbeacon.com: Writer’s Tools is a set of utilities designed to help OpenOffice.org users perform a wide range of tasks. Using Writer’s Tools, you can back up documents, look up and translate words and phrases, manage text snippets, and keep tabs on document statistics.

Does OpenOffice have 11 million active U.S. users?

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news.cnet.com: While Microsoft Office is actively used by roughly 50 percent of U.S. Internet users, according to a 2,400-strong survey administered by ClickStream Technologies, 5 percent of U.S. Web users also actively use OpenOffice.org.

OpenOffice extensions - When good gets better

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dedoimedo.com: Firefox has extensions - and so does OpenOffice. OpenOffice extensions allow you to ... extend the basic functionality of the software and make it more suited to your needs, better looking and more productive.

MSWord To OpenOffice And Back Again

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oneclicklinux.com: I've been working on a letter and needed a little bit of input. I called my brother Dave and he said he'd take a look at what I had composed so far.

OpenOffice.org: 7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do

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pcmag.com: OpenOffice.org–an application suite, not just a Web site—has tricks even Office can't manage. Here are a few that may not be obvious, plus a few ways to make it less annoying out of the box.

OpenOffice 3.0.1 Released

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heise-online.co.uk: The OpenOffice.org project team have released OpenOffice 3.0.1 to the general public. Version 3.0.1 for Windows was leaked early by FileHippo on Monday, but now is officially available for download from the OpenOffice.org website and its mirrors.

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