Downloading and installing OpenOffice
The download and install process for OpenOffice is simple and should take no more than around 15 minutes. During the installation process, the user is asked if they would like to participate in the OOo-dev Improvement Programme. Non-technical users can help with this as much as programmers.
Released this summer with the final product expected soon, OpenOffice 3.3 beta is giving the Microsoft office 2010 proprietary suite of productivity applications a good run for its money. Adrian Bridgwater takes a look at the free, open source office productivity suite.