Belated Happy Birthday OpenOffice . The free office suite is now 2 years young. It’s already received 8.5 million downloads. Actually could be more because of many mirror sites. I don’t expect it to push Microsoft out of business but it does give a wonderful increasingly appealing alternative to people looking for light weight no-frills software. And the fact that it is free, really pumps up its popularity. Here’s an interesting interview with Sam Hiser, voluntary Marketing Head.