Open-source office suite, OpenOffice has released the newest version — version 3.2 with many bug-fixes and enhanced features some of which are available throughout OpenOffice applications. This release marks the 10th anniversary of OpenOffice suite. With over 100 million downloads recorded in total, OpenOffice stands as a serious contender for the market share taken by Microsoft Office.

The new features include:

  • Faster start-up time
  • OpenOffice now provides improved support for many proprietary file formats including, .docx, .pptx, .xlsx and others
  • Impress, the Latex editing application now has commenting feature making it easy for collaborative users
  • Chart wizard now has a new format — Bubble
  • Calc — default calculator gets lots of new features including better handling of copy-paste and better usability
You can download OpenOffice from the download center. The installer includes Java Runtime Env so that you don't need to install it separately.

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