SOURCE: ThinkFree, Inc.

June 28, 2005 08:01 ET

Thinkfree Office 3 Debuts New Cross-Platform Office Suite to Replicate Word, Excel and PowerPoint Environment

New $49 Office Suite Offers Highest Compatibility With Microsoft Office Without the Steep Office Price Tag

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 28, 2005 -- C3 EXPO -- ThinkFree, a leading developer of platform-independent software solutions, today announced the release of ThinkFree Office 3, a cross-platform, high-performance office suite offering the best compatibility with Microsoft Office of any program to date. The easy-to-use, affordable software suite features a Microsoft-like user interface, critical feature support, and seamless interoperation with existing Microsoft Office files -- all for a price that is a fraction of a standalone copy of Microsoft Office. ThinkFree's unique Java architecture allows for rapid deployment on and interoperability between Windows, Linux or Macintosh operating systems, as well as flexibility that makes it an ideal home, education or small-business "Office" complement or alternative.

In conjunction with the debut of its latest software, ThinkFree offers special discount programs for educational institutions known as the Academic License Model. One of these licensing models allows schools and entire school districts to install ThinkFree Office 3 on all school computers for only $1 per student.

"ThinkFree Office is the most affordable and cost-effective way to get Office to multiple platforms. Their school licensing is perfect for keeping a common office client in a heterogeneous network," explained Steve Scarbrough, Tech Coordinator for Storm Lake Community School District in Iowa. "We look forward to this fall with ThinkFree Office 3 across the enterprise."

"The seamless two-way compatibility with Microsoft Office file formats makes ThinkFree Office 3 a perfect complement to the leading office suite. Changes made at home with ThinkFree Office 3 can be read with Microsoft Office at work exactly the way it appeared back home even though a Mac was used at home and a Windows PC at work," explained TJ Kang, CEO of ThinkFree, Inc. "There is no learning curve for the user since ThinkFree Office 3 provides a user interface very similar to the market leader. Combine these facts with the low price; our target audience has a compelling reason to buy ThinkFree Office 3. Whether users operate from heterogeneous platforms, like Windows, Linux or Mac or transitional environments such as work-to-home or school-to-home, ThinkFree Office 3 is a seamless solution for their Microsoft Office-based documents/files."

ThinkFree Office 3 Key Features

Major features in ThinkFree Office 3 include:

--  Word processor, spreadsheet, presentation graphics software
--  Best document viewing compatibility with Microsoft Office
--  Best round-trip compatibility with Microsoft Office
--  Multi-platform support (Windows, Linux, Macintosh)
--  Best cross-platform compatibility (Windows compatible fonts bundled
    for Macintosh & Linux platforms)
--  Full-featured drawing module for all three applications (ThinkFree
    Office 3 Write, Calc, and Show)
--  Powerful chart module and real-time spell checker
--  HTML & PDF export
--  XML (WordML and SpreadsheetML) support
--  Multi-language support including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean,
    Japanese and Chinese
    
Pricing and Availability

ThinkFree Office 3 is now available for purchase and downloads online at www.thinkfree.com for the suggested retail price of USD $49.95 and will be available in nationwide retail later this summer. Versions for Macintosh and Linux will be released shortly. For complete product and purchase details including upgrade pricing, please visit www.thinkfree.com.

System Requirements

ThinkFree Office 3 will work with most computers: Windows: Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 2000 (SP3 or later) / XP (SP1 or later); Linux: Fedora Core 3, Redhat Linux 9 (Over Gnome 2.6.2 or KDE 3.4), Haansoft Linux Workstation 2005; Hardware: (PC) CPU: Minimum Pentium III / Recommended Over Pentium IV; Memory: Minimum 256 MB / Recommended Over 512 MB, HDD: minimum over 200 MB Free space, CD-ROM: Over 8x; Mac: Mac OS X 10.3 (Java 1.4.2 Update 2 or later), Mac OS X 10.4 (From August 2005), Over PowerPC G4, G5 for Apple.

About ThinkFree

ThinkFree, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is a leading developer of platform-independent office solutions. Since 2003, the company became a division of Haansoft Inc., a publicly held company on the Korean KOSDAQ stock market [030520]. ThinkFree's mission is to offer market-leading software solutions that leverage the power of the Internet and provide users with a consistent, unified, and productive experience regardless of computing platform.

ThinkFree Office 3 is a Microsoft Office-compatible office suite of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation graphics applications that are usable both online and offline. It features cross-platform support and is compatible with Windows, Linux and Macintosh platforms. For more information, please contact ThinkFree at 408-432-5074, or go to www.thinkfree.com.

ThinkFree® and ThinkFree Office® are registered trademarks of Haansoft Inc. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Xenia von Wedel
    Terpin Communications Group
    (650) 563-9130
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    Onsite Contact:
    Suzette Towler-Petito
    ThinkFree, Inc.
    (408) 432-5047
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