It looks like Sun has finally found a package that will bring its servers to their knees. The company just released OpenOffice 3.0 package of office applications and found their servers to barely handling heavy load from thousands of interested users.
While loading www.openoffice.org, I was greeted with HTML 1.0 looking page and a following statement:
“Apologies – our website is struggling to cope with the unprecedented demand for the new release 3.0 of OpenOffice.org. The technical teams are trying to come up with a solution.”
All in all, not exactly unexpected. OpenOffice 3.0 is the most popular office package after Microsoft Office, and it is free of charge. What’s there to wish for?