OpenOffice.org is a collection of different applications that work together closely to provide the features expected from a modern office suite. Many of the components are designed to mirror those available in Microsoft Office. The components available include:
- Writer — a word processor similar in look and feel to Microsoft Word and offering a widely overlapping range of functions and tools.
- Calc — a spreadsheet similar to Microsoft Excel with a roughly equivalent range of features.
- Impress — a presentation program similar to Microsoft PowerPoint.
- Base — a database program similar to Microsoft Access.
- Draw — a vector graphics editor comparable in features to CorelDRAW.
- Math — a tool for creating and editing mathematical formulae, similar to Microsoft Equation Editor.
- Microsoft Windows 98, ME, NT (Service Pack 6 or higher), 2000 or XP
- Pentium compatible PC, 64 MB RAM, 250 MB available hard disk space
- GNU/Linux (“Linux”)
- Glibc 2.2.0 or newer
- Pentium compatible PC, 64 MB RAM, 300 MB available hard disk space
- X server and graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
- Mac OS X
OpenOffice.org 1.1.2 Mac OS X (X11) requires:- Macintosh G4/400 or higher recommended
- Mac OS X 10.2 or higher 256 MB of memory for decent performance. 512 MB recommended.
- 300 MB free hard drive space for OpenOffice.org
- 600 MB additional hard drive space for installation of auxiliary applications required to run OpenOffice.org.
- 1 GB additional free space on your System drive for use as swap space during installation and execution.
- The minimum JDK/JRE version required to use OpenOffice.org features that require java is JDK/JRE version 1.3.1.
- To use the XSLT filters with JDK 1.3.1 you should download the files xalan.jar and xml-apis.jar from Xalan website and crimson.jar from Crimson website. The files also need to be added to the OpenOffice.org classpath, this can be accomplished with Tools->options->OpenOffice.org->Security
- For full functionality, jdk/jre 1.4.0_02 or newer or jdk/jre 1.4.1_01 or newer is required
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OpenOffice is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute.
OpenOffice.org is a free and open source office suite, including word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, vector drawing and database components. It is available for many different platforms, including Microsoft Windows, Unix-like systems with the X Window System including GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X. It is intended to be a compatible, free alternative to Microsoft Office. It supports the OpenDocument standard for data interchange.
OpenOffice.org is based on the codebase of StarOffice, an office suite developed by StarDivision (acquired by Sun Microsystems in August 1999). The source code of the suite was released as an open source project in July 2000 with the aim of breaking the market dominance of Microsoft Office by providing a lower-cost, high-quality, and open alternative. The source code for the application is available under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).