Openoffice 2.0 and Firefox hits 100 million

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Some very cool open source news just to round up.

OpenOffice 2.0[http://openoffice.org] with full support for the OpenDocument format and (IMHO) a very worthy replacement for Microsoft Office for the vast majority of people who use Word, Excel and Powerpoint in anything under uber-expert mode.

It now includes a quite cool MS Access database replacement as well as a good drawing package. Sadly, a native OSX port still lags but the Linux and Windows versions should keep everyone happy. Also, it’s free, open source and virtually future proof format-wise.

And my current favourite web browser, Firefox[http://getfirefox.com], has now been downloaded over 100 million times. I’ve been using the 1.5 beta 2 now since it’s been released and have to say it’s solid on OSX and much faster than its predecessors.

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