I just had an email from Alex at IT Reviews to say OpenOffice.org 2.4 has been reviewed and awarded their ‘Recommended’ award (that’s the little blue logo on the right). There’s been quite a spate of these recently – CHIP Download of the Day, Duke’s Choice Fans’ Award 2008, Linux Journal’s 2008 Readers’ Choice Award for “Favorite Office Program” – see the OpenOffice.org Awards Page for the full list.
For those who are sceptical about awards like these, I’d like to stress that OpenOffice.org does not pay for media advertising when we are notified that our software is being considered for review. Neither do we buy lots of expensive reprints in return for a good review. Reviewers find OpenOffice.org for themselves, make the decision to review it, and decide what to write, without any financial considerations.
So if they say OpenOffice.org is good, they’re worth listening too. Chances are, they are users! If you haven’t done so already, why not download OpenOffice.org and try it for yourself?