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.
OpenOffice 3.0 Impress Review
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?