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    I'm sure we've all used a variety of Office Suites ranging from Microsoft Office, Corel WP Office or Lotus (etc, etc...)

    If you are looking for an alternative to MS Office, but don't really want to shell out a couple hundred dollars (or UDS equiv.) you might consider checking out OpenOffice.org v1.0

    It is based on the source code of StarOffice 6.0 (Sun Microsytems), who themselves offered a free multi-platform version (StarOffice v5.2). Sun Microsystems no longer offers their free version, and have referred people looking for an excellent office suite to OpenOffice.org's site.

    OpenOffice has the same source code as the newly-released Sun Microsystems StarOffice 6.0, but is offered free of charge under the GPL.
    It is available for a variety of different languages and different platforms including: Linux, Windows (all versions) and Solaris - - - I believe there is also developers build for MAC OS too.

    I have tested it, and it seamlessly opened, edited and saved changes in a variety of my own MS Office XP documents ranging from Word .docs, Excel spreadsheets and Powerpoint documents.

    It is really a nice package and best of all, it's completely free!
    A new version (1.0.1) is available now from their website.
    http://www.openoffice.org/

    Or Go Straight to the Download Page:
    http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/s...0.1/index.html

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    Thank you for the information, I'll check it soon!
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    hey thnx for sharing artisan!!

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    actually, artisan, I know another "office alternative" and believe me it is good. its called "Microsoft works" I use office (well...word and exel, but i have the full pakage) and Microsoft works. It's cheap & cheerfull and it has ALL the fetures of microsoft office standard...and a few more templates.



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    Hey Flea - Yeah, I've used Works before. Cost aside (big consideration) I actually preferred Office to Works - both being from Microsoft. Considering the cost, Works is much more reasonable, and you're right - does come with a ton of templates & is generally easier to use than MS Office.

    Open office has a cross-platform advantage (There are setup packages for more OS than just Windows) and it is free to the public. It's all a preference thing though
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    yeah, works is well cheap...esp cuz i got the latest version free with my dads new toshiba lap-top



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    openoffice is more or less as strong as Office Xp Pro- its for free
    and runs in windows & Linux - you can save in any format - and read about any too! Thanks for them sharing this with us....



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    I have just up-graded 2 office XP Pro Premieum. I got it free off Kazaa



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    That's what I'm here for, Micijanus.
    Glad some of you found this useful
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    some being the key-word



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    No no no...
    Wiseass being the keyword.
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    u mean SMART ass



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    Don't make me unleash my phenominal cosmic powers, dude...
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    wud this be something I would regret?



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    but if u buy a new computer and it comes wit MS works that decent too. you don't have to spend they cash to buy office

    office i feel is overrated



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