The release was so successful that on the first day, October 14, the mass of traffic crashed the servers of! They sent out an email to registered OpenOffice users which included the following:

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…..

The switch to Linux may not be as intense, but quality open source software like OpenOffice will pave the way.