Browser-based OpenOffice.org released
The free office tools suite OpenOffice.org has gone online for the first time through its integration with the Ulteo online desktop.
In its browser-based version, OpenOffice.org now offers online collaboration and can be used without needing to be downloaded to and installed on a client PC. The hope is that the move towards a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model will broaden the suite’s user base, the organisation behind the suite said in a statement last week.
“This is an interesting development for people who want to try out OpenOffice.org without having to download and install the software,” said OpenOffice.org’s marketing project lead John McCreesh in the statement. “If you’re wondering how OpenOffice.org compares to your current office software, this is a convenient way to see OpenOffice.org in action in a browser on your desktop.”
Full article: ZDNet.co.uk