If you’ve been browsing the internet for Open Office related resources recently, one thing you may have come across is something called OxygenOffice Professional. It isn’t very popular, in fact very few people know about it and it isn’t discussed in the media anywhere near as much as the office suite we’re providing on our website. Still, it’s an interesting name so you may want to know a little bit more about what it is exactly and what purpose it has, so in this article we’re going to be telling you everything you could ever need to know about this piece of software and whether or not you should choose to install it onto your system.
An introduction to this suite would be a good idea you may think. OxygenOffice is a fairly similar name to Open Office, based on this you might think they were related in some way! Well actually they are, OxygenOffice is actually based on the code for the office suite we provide! Because of the open source nature of this suite, anyone is able to take a look at the source code and distribute it as their own and this is exactly what the developers of this other tool did. They started off with our set of business tools and then decided to modify them and release them under a new name. So, you might wonder, what are the actual differences between them? Is it worth switching?
The basic principle is that it aims to provide more additional extras for you – for example, the clipart gallery is said to be bigger, there’s a greater number of templates which you can then use when designing and publishing one of your documents. There’s also a wider selection of fonts to choose from when you’re writing reports. You might think these are great extras when actually they aren’t – you can get these by installing simple extensions from our website anyway. In terms of actual functionality, OxygenOffice Professional provides very little extra and thus may not be worth changing to. It does provide more additional extras, though, so it must be worth it anyway right? Actually this isn’t true.
Security is something you must always think about. The suite we’re discussing in this article is rather mysterious – nobody seems to know any specific details about it and how it works, nobody has looked through the source code to ensure nothing nasty has been added. You cannot be completely sure that what you’re installing is definitely safe to run which is a risk you really shouldn’t take, especially if it’s on an important machine such as a business or work PC. You could get into real problems if you install buggy or malware-filled software onto machines of this nature. This is why we would always recommend you still the official versions like the one we provide. That way you know you’ll always be safe and can rely on your architecture a lot more.
In conclusion, if you’ve read what we’ve been talking about you should know that you need to avoid pieces of software such as OxygenOffice Professional. It isn’t popular and this could be for good reason. We recommend sticking to our Open Office download. If you need more fonts, templates and cliparts then feel free to check out the extensions directory on our website which will allow you to find everything you’re looking for within seconds, it’ll be quick, easy and most of all it’ll be safe. Get started now if this is what you’re looking for.