Who needs this OpenOffice.org?

Who needs this OpenOffice.org? My familiarity with 1,111,114. OpenOffice.org [/i] place not in the usual way. Of course, I heard about him before, but now hang on a computer that, as I then did not seem quite comfortable package, the desire to somehow did not occur.

And why? After all, there are handy 1,111,114. MS Office [/i] That can meet the needs of even the most demanding user. And all subsequent updates invariably please the eye and add functionality, however, demanding instead a rather noticeable increase in computer performance.
But somehow I've read a couple of articles on the existence of so-called Portable-programs That can be installed on removable media (eg, on flash) and run without requiring installation on the hard disk. That is, having a flash drive with safety programs, you can calmly work on virtually any computer, without worrying about whether it has its own software, of course, except for the operating system.

It is very convenient option for vacation, business trips or working in separate offices: there is no need to carry a laptop, and the right machine can be found even in the nearest internet cafe. Moreover, when removing flash traces of such programs safely and disappear from memory and from the registry of the operating system.

So, Portable OpenOffice.org was present in the list of programs, which seemed to me very useful. Using this package does not cause any difficulty as compared with MS Office, for the average user simply and clearly. A significant advantage: OpenOffice.org in all existing versions - freeware and free application.

Another argument in favor of its use: I frequently have to send articles in the claims which contains a notation: "The file must be saved using a licensed version of MS Word». It checks all very simple: the metadata contained in a file with the extension *. doc, give out full information about the application, in which it was created, until the registration number. But if such a file to open with a text editor OpenOffice.org Writer, and slightly modify it again to keep the same extension, then all metadata will be overwritten - the file is completely legal and legitimate questions about the use of "pirated software" disappears.
Distressed circumstance. The previous version of OpenOffice.org, including Portable, categorically refused to work with the newly discovered offspring of MS Office 2007 - files with extension *. docx and *. xlsx, whose number is steadily nearing the critical value, when the need to change the good old MS Office XP on MS Office 2007 becomes an urgent necessity. The only deterrent to such creeping, but enforced the incentive to upgrade the software application is a retail price of the 7 th office, which I think is prohibitively high even for a lightweight version.

And so I had almost decided to surrender, but he just turned up and a new version OpenOffice.org.3 , Which provides the opportunity to work with files that have the above expansion. Plus the fact: the original Russification Package, integration with Java and WEB-applications. All this is easy to install (of course, free) and quite smartly works far the most powerful processors. Interface is quite comfortable and traditional. As the functionality did not yield to the creations of Mr. Gates, at least, on my personal user level.