OpenOffice.org 3.2 Gets its 29 Millionth Download

Jun 08, 2010

Popular open source productivity a154 million downloads since version 3.0

Opensource-news.com announced that OpenOffice.org hit a new benchmark for the popular Microsoft Office alternative: 29 million downloads. Data pulled from MirrorBrain, OpenOffice.org's download page confirms that OpenOffice.org has been downloaded 29,283,218 times since version 3.20. What's more, the OpenOffice.org suite has been downloaded more than 154 million times since version 3.0.

Version 3.2.1 was released a few days ago, marking the first release under sponsorship by Oracle. Largely a bigfix release, the feature documentation from 3.20 still applies.

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  • we can't know


    This is a good indicator globally of the popularity.
    It's very encouraging to see floss gaining traction like this.
    Many people hear about it this way: "you can download it and don't have to pay!"

    But there could be system admins downloading OOo and installing it on hundreds of client pc's.
    Or people with multiple computers at home who download it once and used the file to install on all of them.

    The other side is of course people who have downloaded it, may or may not have tried it and don't use it.


    About the Linux distro. This clearly shows there needs to be some standardized api for sharing download numbers easily and efficiently over the web.
    This could really add to the accuracy and interesting Linux numbers.
  • How much of those downloads are from linux users?

    There is no information regarding the number of downloads for windows or for macs or for linux. >As such this information is just not useful for anything, we cannot even tell if windows users are switching to openoffice.
  • Windows & Mac Users

    That will be 29,283,218 of Mac and Microsoft users that don't use Linux for their OS
  • sure

    You're totally true. And don't forget the mirror not tracked and the derivatives like go-oo. We can add almost another 50 milions to that figure to be near the true numbers
  • Linux repositories

    I suppose the overall download total will be higher as most Linux users will be downloading OO.o from their distro's own repository?
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