People from KDE have released a new version of free and opensource office suite KOffice. Two new applications have been added in version 1.4. Krita is a pixel based image manipulation application and Kexi is an integrated data management application. This version also brings support for the open standard for office documents - OASIS OpenDocument, which will also be the default format in OpenOffice.org 2.0. What this means is that you can now finally use the same format for your documents in any office application that supports OpenDocument. No more imports/exports and the loss of information or formatting that is associated with it. For details about KOffice 1.4 you should read the announcement and the complete changelog from version 1.3.