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Parcher
03-08-06, 03:05 PM
Well I hate microsoft, and I hate office.

I refuse to pay money for that POS.

So I remember I heard about Star Office some time ago, and that it was free, lighter, and easier to use than Office XP, for example. Hey, great I thought.

But I go to their download site:
http://www.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/get.jsp

And it costs money? So, is it free or not?

The Bus
03-08-06, 03:11 PM
http://www.openoffice.org/

Palaver
03-08-06, 03:13 PM
http://www.openoffice.org/

:thumbsup:

hector031
03-08-06, 03:14 PM
I think it may have been free at one point, but they started charging for it. The free office suite is OpenOffice (http://www.openoffice.org/). I remember hearing that OpenOffice is based on the StarOffice source code. I'm pretty sure OpenOffice is the open source project where StarOffice is closed source and is produced by Sun.

Parcher
03-08-06, 03:14 PM
Thanks guys, downloading right now :)

I am so glad I don't have to mess with Office XP, GOD I HATE THAT PROGRAM! Or rather, that collection of programs.

Open source RULES.

I love it.

Groucho
03-08-06, 03:16 PM
I think you'll like OpenOffice.org. It's fully-featured and very stable. I run it on my laptop.

Parcher
03-08-06, 03:19 PM
I think you'll like OpenOffice.org. It's fully-featured and very stable. I run it on my laptop.

Yep, downloading.

It can read .doc files right?

Groucho
03-08-06, 03:26 PM
It can read .doc files right?Absolutely.

Also, it can write out PDF files, which is pretty handy if that's something you need to do.

eedoon
03-08-06, 06:06 PM
I've been using OOo for quite some time, and it's compatible with a lot MS Office files. I haven't tried out everything, but it can read .doc and .xls files.