OpenOffice.org 2.0 was released in October 2005 and is proving to be a formidable contender in the office productivity suite arena. The fully featured open-source suite is freely distributed and is a direct competitor of Microsoft Office. The suite contains word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, graphic and database modules. It can read and write most of the of the file formats found in Microsoft Office and many other applications.
Based on the systems tested on the PC Pitstop web site, OpenOffice.org attach rates have grown approximately 300% since the release of version 2.0 in October 2005. The following charts show the prevalence of the application based on type of PC, business vs. home, expertise and world wide region.
Prevalence of OpenOffice.org by PC Type
Prevalence of OpenOffice.org by Business vs. Home
Prevalence of OpenOffice.org by PC Expertise
Prevalence of OpenOffice.org by World Wide Region
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