The following is an email forwarded in a mailing list. It’s about a Press Release from OpenOffice.org. Read on.
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Subject: [ooo-announce] PR: OpenOffice.org challenges Microsoft’s Office
“Test Drive” From: “John McCreesh” firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, June 27, 2006 6:01
Press Release – for immediate release
Microsoft today announced the opening of a “test drive” so that people can see what Microsoft Office 2007 might look like when it finally goes on sale.
The OpenOffice.org Community invites potential upgraders to go one better – download the full OpenOffice.org 2 office suite today for a test drive, and if you like it, use it free for as long as you like. It’s the ultimate no-strings-attached test drive – if you enjoy the test drive, keep the car!
As office software becomes a commodity product, Microsoft has been forced to make significant changes to the ‘look and feel’ of MS-Office 2007. Because of this, analysts now agree that migrating to Microsoft Office 2007 will be a major upheaval with a significant cost impact.
Unlike changing to Microsoft Office 2007, changing to OpenOffice.org 2 does not require learning how to use office software all over again. Indeed, reports have shown migration to OpenOffice.org 2 is 90% cheaper than migrating to Microsoft Office 2007.
For more information and references to the reports, please see http://why.openoffice.org
The OpenOffice.org Community is an international team of volunteer and sponsored contributors who develop, support, and promote the leading open-source office productivity suite, OpenOffice.orgÂ®.
OpenOffice.org supports the Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) OASIS Standard (ISO/IEC 26300) as well as legacy industry file formats and is available on major computing platforms in over 70 languages. OpenOffice.org is provided under the GNU Lesser General Public Licence (LGPL) and may be used free of charge for any purpose, private or commercial.
The OpenOffice.org Community acknowledges generous sponsorship from a number of companies, including Sun Microsystems, the founding sponsor and primary contributor.
Further information about the suite may be found at http://www.openoffice.org/product
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OpenOffice.org Marketing Project Lead
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Worldwide Marketing Contacts
So, potential consumers of Microsot Office 2007. You’ve got three options:
- Buy or Upgrade to Microsoft Office 2007 at a still whopping price.
- Borrow or buy a pirated installer from a nearby store.
- Get OpenOffice.org by borrowing an installer from a friend or by downloading one from the net.