The Release of OpenOffice 3.0 Crashes Site

Discuss software listed in Freeware Free For All. Tell us about software you have found.

Moderators: JeanInMontana, rockingmtranch, ShadowPuterDude, admin, MysteryFCM, Owner

User avatar
JeanInMontana
It's Mine!!
It's Mine!!
Posts: 3331
Joined: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:10 am
Location: South Central Montana
Contact:

The Release of OpenOffice 3.0 Crashes Site

Postby JeanInMontana » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:15 pm

We must apologize. OpenOffice.org 3.0 is proving immensely,
staggeringly popular. And our site is down as a result. While we fix
things, we urge you to be patient and try again later on tonight,
tomorrow, this week. It will still be there.

Oh, by popular, we mean it: figure hundreds of thousands of users,
mostly Windows users, but also Mac OS X and Linux and Solaris users,
all trying to download it all at once.....

Cheers, and thanks for your patience,
Louis
~Think Globally * Dream Universally~Anon
ImageImageImage Donating any amount helps keep this site alive.

User avatar
JeanInMontana
It's Mine!!
It's Mine!!
Posts: 3331
Joined: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:10 am
Location: South Central Montana
Contact:

Re: The Release of OpenOffice 3.0 Crashes Site

Postby JeanInMontana » Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:33 pm

OpenOffice.org Achieves Ten Million Downloads at the End of its Beijing
Conference

Early on Sunday morning, the OpenOffice.org Community passed the ten
million downloads mark for the latest version of its software, just four
weeks after the launch on October 13th. The week also marked the first
time the OpenOffice.org Annual Conference has been held outside Europe.


November 10, 2008 -- Early on Sunday 9th, the OpenOffice.org Community
achieved an historic milestone, when the ten millionth person clicked on
the "Download OpenOffice.org" button since the Community announced
version 3.0, just four weeks ago. The week also saw the first time the
OpenOffice.org Annual Conference has been held outside Europe, with over
four hundred people attending the Conference in Beijing, China from
Wednesday to Friday.

John McCreesh, Marketing Project Lead, explained the importance of the
two events. "Since the launch of OpenOffice.org 3.0, we have had a
verifiable record of downloads from central website. We were delighted
to hit a million downloads in the first two days. Four weeks later, we
have hit ten million, and we are still seeing an amazing 250,000 -
350,000 downloads a day. For a community with no advertising budget,
this is an astonishing level of product awareness around the world. Add
to this the success of our Beijing Conference, and there can be no doubt
that OpenOffice.org is now genuinely a global phenomenon."

What makes the statistics impressive is that they only record downloads
via the OpenOffice.org website, and exclude for example large numbers of
Linux users who generally download software from their own distributor.
There are estimated to be eight million users of Ubuntu Linux alone, the
majority of whom rely on OpenOffice.org for their office software. In
addition, many users obtain OpenOffice.org via other mirrors,
peer-to-peer networks, CDs, or other media. The total number of
OpenOffice.org users worldwide is not known, but the Community believes
it is well on track to reach its declared target of a 40% market share
worldwide by 2010.

Finally, even with this level of market acceptance, the Community is not
complacent. The OpenOffice.org Bug Bounty Programme is still open,
offering cash prizes of up to 500 Euro to new developers who help fix
bugs reported by users. This is part of ongoing activity to encourage
additional developers, which has already resulted in a record number of
contributors working on the 3.0 release.


Links

Information about OpenOffice.org 3.0 software:
http://www.openoffice.org/product/
Download OpenOffice.org 3.0 for free: http://download.openoffice.org
The OpenOffice.org Bug Bounty Programme:
http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wik ... ntyProgram
The case for OpenOffice.org: http://why.openoffice.org
The OpenOffice.org Annual Conference 2008:
http://marketing.openoffice.org/ooocon2008/
Planet: http://marketing.openoffice.org/planet/
Graphs: http://marketing.openoffice.org/marketing_bouncer.html
FAQ: http://marketing.openoffice.org/marketi ... r_faq.html



It's as popular as FF!!
~Think Globally * Dream Universally~Anon
ImageImageImage Donating any amount helps keep this site alive.


Return to “Freeware Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest