Subtle improvements and bug fixes in OpenOffice
Minor bugs related to stability and functionality in previous releases of OpenOffice have been fixed. Other improvements are perhaps relatively subtle: Writer has improved dictionary power and Impress now allows each presentation slide to be colour coded differently.
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.