OpenOffice: Ditch the Office Ribbon

If you really dislike the Office Ribbon bar as much as I do, join the club!

Personally, I dislike it so much that I avoid using MS Office at all costs.  There are many reasons to dislike MS Office, but for me the ribbon is reasons 1 through 10.

Fortunately, there's a fantastic alternative -- Apache OpenOffice - from The Apache Software Foundation.  And they've just released a new version 3.4.

I've been a huge fan of OpenOffice for quite some time.  Think of OpenOffice as everything you wish MS Office could be: Nimble, fast and easy to use -- with logically designed toolbars and menus -- and not a ribbon in sight!

OpenOffice installs quickly, without a fuss -- and yes, you can even work with MS Office document formats.