Most of us are aware of the OpenOffice.org, which is open source software and a free alternative to the ubiquitous Microsoft Office. I have had used it and found it to be a useful deterrent against the Microsoft hegemony.

OxygenOffice Professional is an enhanced version of OpenOffice.org, which contains many extra features, templates, cliparts, samples, fonts and VBA support.

  • They have just announced the latest version, which is 2.3.0.
  • More than 3,400 graphics have been included, both in the form of clip art and photos.
  • Several new and stylich templates and sample documents have been integrated.
  • More than 90 new fonts are bundled.
  • OOoWikipedia, a new feature for searching the free on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia.
  • The help menu has been upgraded with more entries.

I don’t know why Microsoft is able to enjoy so much monopolistic powers, when such a features rich suite is availale free.