Wednesday, September 5, 2007
All about StarOffice and OpenOffice.org
StarOffice (SO) and OpenOffice.org (OOo) are the leading rivals of Microsoft Office. Despite the difference in names, the two are mostly variations on the same program. Both are developed largely by engineers at Sun Microsystems, but OOo is free software, and SO is proprietary. Functionally,however, the two programs are nearly identical. Each shares the same general characteristics and has features that compare favorably with MS Office's, and which you use depends largely on your philosophy rather than any difference in functionality.