Demand For OpenOffice 3.0 Knocks Out Servers
Looking to grab a copy of the new OpenOffice version 3.0? So were we, in fact, we were planning a review of the new release later today, but overwhelming demand for the free office suite has brought the OpenOffice.org website crashing to its knees.
Call it a testament to the success of Microsoft alternatives, or perhaps proof that online office suites aren’t the way of the future. Whatever the case, if you were hoping to upgrade to OpenOffice 3.0 today, so far, you’re out of luck.
OpenOffice 3.0 has a number of new features including support for the OpenDocument Format (MS Office’s .docx files), multi-page editing, more language options, improved notes capabilities and some new wiki editing options.
The latest version is also the first major release to ship in a native Mac OS X flavor.
Apparently the demand was somewhat greater than what the OpenOffice.org site was ready to handle. We’ll be sure to let you know what OpenOffice 3.0 has to offer, just as soon as we can get our hands on a copy. In the mean time have a look at our coverage of the first beta, which was released earlier this year.