OpenOffice 3 almost ready for business 3 Release Candidate 3 has been released, just a week before the fully stable version is expected to drop.

Open-source freeware alternative to Microsoft Office,, has released the third release candidate of its next major-point upgrade for Windows and Mac. The full version of 3 is due next week, so it's extremely doubtful there will be any major changes from this point on.

While Sun Microsystems is making sure that all its T's are crossed and I's are dotted, OpenOffice 3 Release Candidate 3 offers quite a few new features, including much-needed support for Office 2007 file types, Microsoft Access database support, a multipage view in MS Word-analog Writer, nearly unlimited character support in sheet names, Google Doc-style collaborative editing of a single spreadsheet simultaneously, and a refreshed interface.

The full changelog can be read here.

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