This is a review of the presentation application in OpenOffice 3.0 called Impress. Does it compare to the industry standard Microsoft PowerPoint? Is it a viable alternative? Does it handle macros? Is Slide Show mode fully featured? Does it integrate with other applications in OpenOffice? Can it export file formats for use in competing products?
Base is a quality desktop database application shipped as part of OpenOffice, a free, open source Office suite. While it is a quality option for small database solutions, it has not gained on that which it tries to emulate.