June 29, 2006

OpenOffice.org 2.0.3 Is Here. Download It Now.

OpenOffice.org 2.0.3 is now ready for download, three months since
the release of 2.0.2. This latest release contains a mixture of new
features, bug fixes, and security patches, and demonstrates the
OpenOffice.org Community's determination to maintain its position as
the world's leading open-source office productivity suite.

The security patches fix vulnerabilities that have been found in
internal security audits. Although there are currently no known
exploits, we urge all users of 2.x to upgrade to the new version or
install their vendor's patches accordingly. Patches for users of
OpenOffice.org 1.1.5 will be available shortly. For details of the
security issues fixed, see Security Bulletin 2006-06-29:

Key features of the new release:

  • performance improvements: for example, a 23 percent improvement in
    certain Calc benchmarks
  • further improvements to file format compatibility with Microsoft
    Office files
  • new email integration features for users wanting to send emails in
    Microsoft file formats
  • more control over how exported PDF documents will display when
    opened in a PDF reader
  • support for more languages and improvements in hyphenation and
  • support for Intel architecture for Mac OS X plus improved Mac OS X
    System integration
  • built-in check for updated versions

OpenOffice.org is also the first office suite to support the ISO
approved OpenDocument Format as its native file format. The standard
- ISO/IEC 26300 - defines how office documents (spreadsheets,
wordprocessor documents, etc.) must be stored so that they can be
exchanged with any compliant software package. Its adoption
represents an historic "Freedom of Information" breakthrough for the
IT industry.

Download OpenOffice.org 2.0.3 now from our volunteer servers. Not all
languages may be ready, so check with your favourite Native Language
project (http://projects.openoffice.org/native-lang.html).

If you find the pages too busy, try using our legal peer-to-peer
(P2P) system.

  • http://distribution.openoffice.org/p2p/

    If you do not have a suitable internet connection, consider buying
    a CD-ROM from an OpenOffice.org Community Distributor.

    --The OpenOffice.org Team

    About OpenOffice.org

    The OpenOffice.org Community is an international team of volunteer
    and sponsored contributors who develop, support, and promote the
    leading open-source office productivity suite, OpenOffice.orgĀ®.

    OpenOffice.org supports the Open Document Format for Office
    Applications (OpenDocument) OASIS Standard (ISO/IEC 26300) as well as
    legacy industry file formats and is available on major computing
    platforms in over 70 languages. OpenOffice.org is provided under the
    GNU Lesser General Public Licence (LGPL) and may be used free of
    charge for any purpose, private or commercial.

    The OpenOffice.org Community acknowledges generous sponsorship from a
    number of companies, including Sun Microsystems, the founding sponsor
    and primary contributor.


    The OpenOffice.org Community can be found at

    To learn more of the project, see

    OpenOffice.org 2.0.3 may be downloaded free of charge from

    Further information about the suite may be found at

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