OpenOffice.org gets closer to version 2.0

By   |  August 31, 2005

The OpenOffice.org project team has released the second public beta release of OpenOffice.org 2.0. The beta version is available immediately in Brazilian, Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese, for Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris.

Beta one of OpenOffice.or 2.0 was released in March this year.

OpenOffice.org 2.0 introduces a new database module, implements the OASIS OpenDocument XML file format and a myriad of other new features and capabilities. The redesigned interface and enhanced document filters combine to make the application even more interoperable with other office suites and easier to use and learn, regardless of operating system.

The release of OpenOffice.org 2.0 Beta 2 comes one month before the annual OpenOffice.org Conference, to be held in Slovenia, from 28 to 30 September. .

The beta version and its source code can be downloaded from http://download.openoffice.org/2.0beta2/index.html.

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