UpdatedThe free programs on the table offer everything that Office does at a fraction of the cost.
Ten years ago, many hailed the move to open source by the third largest city in Germany as a watershed moment.
The UK Cabinet Office is set to make a recommendation to Whitehall to strip its computers of Microsoft Office and opt for more cost-effective open source programs.
The long-awaited update to OpenOffice improves Office compatibility and graphics handling and introduces a familiar-looking sidebar.
Latest release of open source productivity suite brings 500 bug fixes, refined drawing controls, and a new colour palette.