OpenOffice 3.0.0 Final

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  1. Majorgeeks

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    Only on a few OOO FTP's so far and it will take you hours to download from those, so here is our mirrors:

    http://majorgeeks.com/OpenOffice.org_For_Windows_d3461.html

    A couple of our mirrors may need time to get full copies, use the last Florida mirror first, that gets the file uploaded first.

    As an FYI, since we occasionally catch flack from a few for "early posting". The problem with releases like this one (or Opera and Firefox most noteably) is that they release them on public FTP's then for some reason take hours, sometimes days, to change their HTML. Odds are 3.0.0 will be on their official HTML pages by end of business today, if not within hours. Example downloads from official websites so far include:

    http://oootranslation.services.open.../3.0.0/OOo_3.0.0_Win32Intel_install_en-US.exe
    http://ftp.stardiv.de/pub/OpenOffice.org/stable/3.0.0/OOo_3.0.0_Win32Intel_install_en-US.exe

    Opera did this the just other day, but you never know until they announce it officially, so if your not comfortable, please wait until announced on the official page here: http://download.openoffice.org/index.html
     
  2. Arup

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    On it....thanks MG for bringing it out first.
     
  3. TweakHound

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  4. lodore

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    thanks.
    works great.
    it did take a few hours to download but its worth it.
     
  5. Majorgeeks

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    Thanks guys, after reading other forum posts just wanted to clarify why we posted it now :)
     
  6. cheater87

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    I'll download this one. I hope it works the last version did not.
     
  7. HAN

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    I'm curious... Can OO 3.0 use MS Office 2007 native file formats?
     
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    Hello MG,

    Does this latest version of OO hosted on your site come with Java Runtime Environment(JRE)? The reason that I am asking is because I prefer the install package without JRE. Thanks in advance.


    Peace & Gratitude,

    CogitoErgoSum
     
  10. nanana1

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    The link I provided is WITHOUT java*puppy*

    There is another link with java that I did not list here:p
     
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    Hello nanana1,

    Thank you.


    Peace & Gratitude,

    CogitoErgoSum
     
  12. Majorgeeks

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    Sorry, I see you got your answer. I usually provide java version, mainly because a lot of people do not update their java, which is often the cause of any security problems from it, so I feel better making that available.

     
  13. Majorgeeks

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    Again, sorry for the delay responding. The beauty of OpenOffice is that it is a free office suite that is able to read and edit most MS Office formats, which is why it is so popular. Basically it is a free MS Office replacement. Frankly, we feel anything over 30-40 bucks for most software is overpriced so naturally (blatant plug) we gag at MS Office prices and that is why Majorgeeks leans towards freeware and evaluates everything before that is posted (blatang plug over with, I feel dirty). I would suggest you download and install it to see if it works for you. Maybe you won't like it, maybe it is not compatible with something you do, but you can uninstall it if you do not like it.


     
  14. Arup

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    Question is do we need fancy ribbon look MS Office when OO does the job well and for free. I switched to OO in 2001 when my MS Outlook got infected and send out mails all over. Never looked back ever since. Even though Outlook and Publisher are the only two components that make MS office a good contender, the high cost of entry makes it totally useless for most users. Would rather spend that on hardware.
     
  15. lodore

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    precisely i dont even like the ribbon menu. my college has wasted thousands of £'s on office 2007 which is basically office 2003 with a new interface.
     
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    Wasn't OOo 3 supposed to have a new interface?
     
  17. Firebytes

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    Probably asked somewhere before but...can I just install 3.0 over the top of the last version or do I need to uninstall the old and then install the new?
     
  18. Arup

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    Actually during install it will give you the choice to remove the older version, it retains the settings and extenstions though.
     
  19. Firebytes

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    Thanks very much for the information Arup.
     
  20. emperordarius

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    Actually there are some improvements, like Excel's number of columns and rows....but no one is probably going to use that number anyway. The main improvement is in the drawing, 3D effects in powerpoint are much better. Still in the end, it isn't really worth it.
     
  21. Firebytes

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    Happy to report that OO 3.0 is working fine on both my systems. I did have a minor glitch on one of my systems during installation. After the wizard ran that offers to move user data from 2.0, register, etc, I had to reboot before the OpenOffice.org GUI would open. Installed without incident on my other system.
     
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