To begin, quite honestly, let me say this:
Without OpenOffice.org, using Linux in a professional environment (which I have been doing now for 4 straight years across 4 different companies) would have been, and would currently be, much
more difficult at the very least
Those who have desk jobs, and more specifically programming jobs, know how often people send around .doc or .xls files expecting the rest of the world to be able to open them with as much ease as opening their eyes.
Thankfully, with OpenOffice.org's product which offers spreadsheet, word processor, presentation, graphic, and other tools, we Linux folk can open and manipulate 99% of everything flying around the office wires today. This is not to even mention that we can also create Microsoft-compatible documents from scratch.
Good onya, OpenOffice.org, and a million thank-you's for creating such a stellar product!
On a similar note, I was reading this article
earlier today which made me smile.
Evidently, a computer shop made a deal with Wal-mart to sell their computers pre-loaded with OpenOffice.org's Suite to people going "back-to-school". The response was quite positive.
heh... I wonder what they expected... I know that if I bought a computer, brought it home, and had a full-fledged productivity suite already installed, ready-to-use, and completely included in the price of the computer (which was around $250.00), AND
this software could open all of my existing documents to boot!, I would probably react postivitely as well.
Thank you, and a million kudos to the OpenOffice.org team!