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OpenOffice.org v3 beta available

openoffice_3_betaWhile fans of the free Microsoft Office alternative OpenOffice.org won’t be able to get a release version of version OpenOffice.org version 3 until around September of this year, those eager to try it out can now download the first public beta.

Some of the new things in the version 3 beta are:

  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 is the first version to run on Mac OS X (there are also Linux and Windows versions)
  • OpenOffice.org Start Center gives you a one stop shop for creating documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, databases, or templates
  • Support for collaborative spreadsheet editing
  • Improved Writer notes features
  • View multiple Writer pages while editing a document
  • Improved crop features in Draw and Impress
  • Support for ODF and MS Office 2007 formats

You can check out the official announcement here if you’re interested and if you want to download the beta for yourself you can find it here.

[Via Download Squad]

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