Saturday, December 20, 2008

Open Source Alternative To Microsoft Office

Do you use Microsoft Office in your daily life at work or school but don't have it installed on your home computer because it is too expensive? Well like most other things there is a free alternative to this and it is called This office suite has everything that you will need from writing papers to creating data bases and everything in between that you would need in a office suite. You can download your free copy from here: has a very nice interface so that if you have used any of the Microsoft Office programs before everything should look very similar or even close to the same. You can also save your files to all of the same formats that a ton of the other office programs use. So you can still send your files to whom ever and they will be able to read them just fine with the programs that they have installed. So if you need an office suite is a very good alternative to the Microsoft Office suite if you want to go open source and not have to pay any money. Writer Impress Draw Calc Base


Anonymous said...

FYI, the MS Office license agreement lets you you use the same copy you have at work at home. So if you can get the IT guys to let you borrow the CD from work, you can install it at home and be well within the license agreement.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to add that OpenOffice works on both Windows and Linux so if you run Linux at home but are forced to run Windows at work, it is nice to be able to use the same office package on all computers. I even took MS Office off my one Windows computer and replaced it with OpenOffice, because I just prefer it.

NatE said...

Open office actually works on all 3 of the main OSes (mac, linux, and windows)

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