Just in case anyone missed it the newest stable version of OpenOffice was just released. Everyone must have already heard as the website is down with only links to the downloads. Version 3.0 should be bringing along some new features that help it compete as an office suite. One of the biggest improvements I am looking forward to is the native office 2007 format compatibilities (docx and the like).
One thing I'm hoping for is that there is an easy way to write a group policy to skip the annoying registration screen for the install. If the past is any indication, that will not be the case and there will be a brand new work around. I'll be installing this within a week and will let people know how it went.