earthweb.com: Two weeks ago Project Renaissance unveiled its first prototype. The prototype resembled the Ribbon interface first introduced in Microsoft Office 2007, and the denunciations came so fast that few bothered to check the facts, or to give the idea any serious consideration.
computerworld.com: The open-source faithful are lambasting a proposed overhaul of OpenOffice.org's user interface, with critics saying it would "ape" Microsoft Office's controversial Ribbon layout.
blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS: It was really interesting to follow the media in the last days where discussion around the latest Renaissance prototype took place. And many many people commented on the blog from Frank a colleague of mine and other public sources.
linuxcritic.wordpress: The developers of the beloved OpenOffice.org office suite are giving serious development time to the despised and reviled ribbon interface of Microsoft Office 2007. I was, well, shocked to say the least.
ostatic.com/blog: OpenOffice is a terrific suite of office applications in its own right, but it's out of this world when paired with extensions that add extra functionality. There are plenty of extensions to choose from, but let's take a look at a few that will really make your productivity soar.
blogs.sun.com: The prototyping phase, to create a new user interface for OpenOffice.org, has ended last week. See our monthly project Renaissance status presentation for July and try the prototype yourself (Java 6 required).
sinaisix.blogspot: There is a storm that is taking the software industry by storm. The name of this storm is Free and Open Source and one of its flagship products is called Open Office.
blog.worldlabel: Welcome to OpenOffice.org, the world-class office suite that’s also free and open source. This is your new-user orientation.
junauza.com: OpenOffice is already a complete desktop office suite that is at par in terms of features with the proprietary Microsoft Office. However, its functionality can still be improved by utilizing useful extensions that are easily available.
ooomarketing.blogspot: The workstations within academic computing labs and classrooms are increasingly occupied by open source software and open platforms.
eweekeurope.co.uk: The 3.0 release of OpenOffice left some issues in the productivity suite. This new version makes a good job of fixing them
computerworld.com: The first thing you'll notice about the new OpenOffice.org is that it just looks better. What really caught my attention after a few minutes of using the various OpenOffice.org apps was how much faster this version is than version 3.0.
theregister.co.uk: OpenOffice.org remains the most popular open source answer to Microsoft's ubiquitous Office suite, and in these recessionary times, the appeal of "free" software is stronger than ever.
- OpenOffice 3.1 Gets a Makeover
- OpenOffice.org 3.1: Looking Sharp
- OpenOffice.org 3.1 arrives, improves user interface
- Fresh Wind at Work: OpenOffice 3.1
- OpenOffice.org 3.1: the same sh*t
h-online.com: Compared to its predecessors, OpenOffice 3.1 offers a whole range of new features. Instant eye catchers are the improved anti-aliasing for graphics, better chart functionality, and the new text highlighting in Writer. However,
openoffice.org: The latest and greatest 3.1 release of OpenOffice.org is available. OpenOffice.org 3.1 was officially released to the world at 09:00 UTC today.
h-online.com: The OpenOffice developers have announced the availability of the second release candidate (RC2) of version 3.1 of their free open source office suite.
theregister.co.uk: OpenOfficers have begun lobbying for their future in the event that Oracle succeeds in purchasing Sun Microsystems.
openoffice.blogs.com: I'm sure there are many reasons for Oracle buying Sun. You might not be having meetings this week about OpenOffice.org. You might be having meetings next week about spinning it off into a foundation. But if you keep interest or control over OpenOffice.org, please consider the following.
linux-magazine.com: Florian Effenberger is co-lead of the international OpenOffice.org marketing project. Our sister publication Linux-Community asked him how the deal between Sun and Oracle would affect OpenOffice.