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(OOo) The group that produces a free (GPL) cross-platform office suite that provides much of the same functionality as Microsoft Office including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and graphics. Each program can read and write both its own and Microsoft formats.

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Apache OpenOffice

An open source suite of business applications from The Apache Software Foundation that runs on Windows, Mac, Linux and various Unix versions. Founded by Sun which was its main supporter, Apache OpenOffice is an open source version of Sun's StarOffice. Supporting OpenDocument (ODF) as well as Microsoft Office file formats, OpenOffice includes a word processor (Writer), spreadsheet (Calc), presentation graphics (Impress), drawing program (Draw), database (Base) and equations (Math).

In 2000, Sun gave the source code of StarOffice to the OpenOffice community, and the software was officially known as, the same name as the website. In 2011, Oracle, which had acquired Sun, turned OpenOffice over to the Apache Foundation. For more information, visit See StarOffice, LibreOffice and OpenDocument.
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