Here’s a full size screenshot (185KB) which shows off the new interface. You’ll notice that the toolbars are now draggable and more closely match the behaviour of MS Office, and that it defaults to just 2 toolbars instead of 3. Many more are available though. The icons have been polished up and look more professional.
The interface isn’t all that has changed though. The big new feature is the addition of OpenOffice.org Base, a database application designed to compete with MS Access. I didn’t have much of a play with this but it did look very intuitive and could give Access a run for its money. Under Windows, it now uses Windows Installer.
I’m sure I’ll come across more new features as time goes on, but to summarise, this looks like a very promising release and will give Microsoft’s Office team something to lose sleep over. There are builds for Windows, Linux and Solaris, but sadly no Mac OS X build.