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OpenOffice Downloads Approach 50 Million

ZDNet UK reports that downloads of OpenOffice from the project website have reached the 50-million mark. Considering that many of its users acquire OpenOffice from other sources (Linux distros, other download sites, burned CDs, peer-to-peer, etc.), we can safely assume that the number of current users is far larger than this figure.

At the same time, the huge number of Firefox downloads and OpenOffice downloads probably reinforce each other, creating a rising spiral of downloads and user awareness. This is great news! It also leads us to the next battle, which is getting more formal endorsements from major IT organizations (corporate, government and educational), and trying to break into the OEM space (pre-installations on shipped computers).

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