Apache OpenOffice Downloaded More than 100 Million Times, but Not on Linux

It seems that OpenOffice is more popular nowadays on Windows and Mac OS

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The Apache Software Foundation, the developers of the famous office suite OpenOffice, have said that their software has been downloaded more than 100 million times.

The Apache Software Foundation, the developers of the famous office suite OpenOffice, have said that their software has been downloaded more than 100 million times.

The OpenOffice suite has fallen out of grace since the launch of the lighter and more efficient LibreOffice. It's still integrated in a number of Linux distributions, but it seems that its glory days are over. The guys from The Apache Software Foundation have an entirely different view on the subject.

“Apache OpenOffice reaching 100 million downloads is a remarkable achievement in the project's 29-year history and testament to the power of successful Open Source communities,” said Shane Curcuru, Apache OpenOffice mentor and ASF vice president of Brand Management.

“We extend our gratitude to all the volunteers and users whose contribution, feedback, support, engagement, and enthusiasm keeps us focused on delivering great software. We couldn't celebrate this milestone without them!”

The Apache Software Foundation also provided a few very interesting statistics about the office suite. It seems that Linux is the last platform to use it, and it's overtaken by Windows and Mac OS.

More details about OpenOffice's success can be found in the official announcement. You can download Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1 / 4.1.0 Beta right now from Softpedia.

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