Almost all you you have probably heard about OpenOffice.org, the free office automation suite. OxygenOffice Professional is an enhanced version of OpenOffice which features security, reliability, performance enhancements as well as some extra content. The latest available version of OxygenOffice (as of 11/1/2009) is v18.104.22.168. This software is free and can be downloaded directly from SourceForge servers.
So what exactly is the difference between Openoffice.org Premium and OxygenOffice Professional? According to Wikipedia article, OxygenOffice features the following enhancements:
- Possibility to run Visual Basic for Application (VBA) macros in Calc (for testing)
- Improved Calc HTML export
- Enhanced Access support for Base
- Security fixes
- Enhanced performance
- Enhanced color-palette
- Enhanced help menu, additional User’s Manual, and extended tips for beginners
Apart from the above list, OxygenOffice suite includes several additional templates, additional samples over 3000 clip art, close to 100 new fonts, and several tools that are not available in OpenOffice suite by default. The core applications such as Writer, Calc, Impress etc are more or less unchanged in both versions.
If you dislike Microsoft Office, can’t afford it, or are unwilling to pirate it, give OxygenOffice a go - It’s one of the best free MS Office alternatives currently around.
As stated earlier this software is free. You can download it from SourceForge.
[Click Here] to download OxygenOffice 22.214.171.124 for Windows (English) from SourgeForge (350MB)
[Click Here] to download OxygenOffice 126.96.36.199 for Windows (Multilanguage) from SourceForge
[Click Here] to download OxygenOffice 188.8.131.52 for Linux variants