October 1, 2003

OpenOffice.org announces version 1.1 final

OpenOffice.org is proud to announce the immediate availability for
download of the new version of its award-winning office suite,
OpenOffice.org 1.1, for Windows (98/ME/NT/2000/XP), Linux (x86 &
PowerPC), and Solaris[tm] Operating System (SPARC platform edition) in
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (simplified &
traditional), Korean and Japanese.

The suite comes complete with word-processor, spreadsheet, presentation
and various other components and provides users with a revolutionary
open, future-proof XML file format. The new release introduces many
enhancements and new features including native one-click PDF (Adobe
Acrobat) export, Macromedia Flash export for presentations and drawings,
faster load-time, enhanced MS Office file compatibility, accessibility
support and an advanced look and feel.

The suite, according to the terms of its open source licenses (LGPL &
SISSL), is free for all to use, improve, modify, and redistribute to
anyone in unlimited quantity.

"The release of Version 1.1 of OpenOffice.org is a major achievement for
the OpenOffice.org community," said Curtis Sasaki, vice president of
desktop solutions at Sun Microsystems, Inc. "With the successful
inaugural OpenOffice.org conference earlier in the year, the energy in
the community drove many corporate and individual contributors to work
together with Sun to create the most stable and powerful release of the
OpenOffice.org application so far, which is the core of the new
StarOffice 7 Office Suite."

"New features like the native PDF export and the support for assistive
technologies will accelerate the fast growing, worldwide adoption of
OpenOffice.org, StarOffice as well as more secure, alternative desktop
environments. We've seen community members work for days on end to
create translated versions. This kind of enthusiasm helped to make
OpenOffice.org one of the leading open source projects today," adds

The suite and its source code can be downloaded from

About OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org is the home of the open source project and its community
of developers, users and marketers responsible for the ongoing
development of the OpenOffice.org suite.

The mission of OpenOffice.org is to create, as a community, the leading
international office suite that will run on all major platforms and
provide access to all functionality and data through open-component
based APIs and an XML-based file format.

The OpenOffice.org office suite runs on FreeBSD, Windows
(98/ME/2000/XP), Linux (x86 & PowerPC), Mac OS X and the Solaris OS;
while ports for other operating systems and hardware platforms,
including IRIX, HP-UX, Tru64, Linux (Alpha), Linux (ARM), Linux
(Itanium2) and others in various stages of development.

OpenOffice.org is written in C++ and has documented API's licensed under
the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) and Sun Industry Standards
Source License (SISSL) open source licenses. OpenOffice.org has tracked
over 20 million downloads in the life of the project. The founder and
sponsor of the OpenOffice.org project is Sun Microsystems, Inc. Sun
markets the StarOffice[tm] Office Suite that is based on the
OpenOffice.org code.


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