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.dev open tools