XML News from Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The OpenOffice Project has released OpenOffice 2.1, an open source office suite for Linux and Windows that saves all its files as zipped XML. It also runs on the Mac with X-Windows. "The presentations application, Impress, now supports multiple monitors, with the presenter choosing where to display the presentation. The Calc spreadsheet has an improved HTML export capability, using styles to better recreate in a browser the appearance of the original spreadsheet. The database application, Base, has a number of enhancements, including improved support for Microsoft's Access product. The popular Quickstarter is now available for GNU/Linux users as a GTK application. OpenOffice.org's impressive language support is enhanced with five more localisations." OpenOffice is dual licensed under the LGPL and Sun Industry Standards Source License.