2.1 RC2 is an open-source, multiplatform and multilingual office suite comparable with MS Office.

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It is compatible with all other major office suites and is free to download, use, and distribute. It was previously known as StarOffice before it became an open-source project. OpenOffice comes with OpenWriter – a word processor, OpenCalc – a spreadsheet and OpenImpress – a presentational package.

– The first office suite to use the new OASIS OpenDocument format, the future-proof international standard for office software
– Easy to install, with a whole new look and feel, matched to the type of computer in use
– More intuitive, more easy to use than ever, with a host of new usability features
– Complete with Base: an easy-to-use database manager with a fully integrated database
– Compatible with other software packages – now understands even obscure and rarely used features in major competitors.

You may download Version 2 completely free of any licence fees, use it for any purpose – private, educational, government and public administration, commercial – and pass on copies free of charge to family, friends, students, employees, etc.

The version offered for download here is the Windows version. Versions for other platforms are available from