OpenOffice Online

By Dave

So it looks like OpenOffice, the popular Microsoft Office replacement is working on a web version, much like Google Documents. Ars Technica had a chance to give it a run through and found it to be decent, but not perfect.

Here is a snippet from their article:

With this beta offering of a desktop suite, however, it’s clear that Ulteo’s initial public milestone was simply to get working in a web browser. Users seeking the collaborative or document-sharing features of competitors like Google Docs or even Microsoft’s Office Live Workspace should keep on walking. While Online offers 1GB of online storage space for all your documents, nary a sharing or collaborative feature is in sight.

I use OpenOffice on all of my computers, from Linux to Windows to Mac OS. I am not a huge fan of online applications, and I doubt OpenOffice will be able to change that, but I am glad they are looking at participating in the ever increasing push to put everything in the cloud space we call the Internet.

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