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Software suites are bundles of several programs together that perform essential, common, functions in some area of activity. Many types of suites exist, for varied uses, most of which are vertical applications: accounting, manufacturing, real estate, some area of science, etc.
Office Suites are the most common and general type of software suite. They are bundles of several programs together that perform essential, common office functions. They usually include a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation program, some kind of data base, and likely other features such as drawing/charting programs, calendar management, email, a web browser, and generic office management services other than those listed.
The most popular personal computer office suite, by Microsoft, is available for all versions of Windows and Mac OS. It includes the Word word processor, Excel spreadsheet, Outlook address book, calendar, and mail program. Some versions also include the Access database, PowerPoint presentation manager, and Internet Explorer web browser.
OpenOffice.org is an Open Source software project creating an international office suite that will run on all major platforms* and provide access to all functionality and data through open-component based APIs and an XML-based file format.
*At the moment actual builds are available for Linux, Solaris (Intel), Solaris (Sparc) and Windows.
OpenOffice.org uses a dual-licensing scheme for source-code contributions: the LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License) and SISSL (Sun Industry Standards Source License).