Microsoft Software Alternatives

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Microsoft Software Alternatives

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I received this in a recent newsletter. In case you are interested in alternatives to the Microsoft products, here is a list of free ones that work quite well.



Other Office Suites
Alternative productivity tools

Because Microsoft dominates this market so completely, you may not have known that there's a wide variety of alternative office programs—you know, word processors, spreadsheet editors, presentation programs, and so on—that can do the job for you. Economy-sized, desktop or Web-based, even free. And for your convenience, we've made several of the best just a click away!


Free Desktop & Web-based Office Suites

<a href="http://www.openoffice.org/">OpenOffice</a> - Complete desktop office suite
<a href="http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/ind ... oOffice</a> - Complete desktop office suite for Macs
<a href="http://www.thinkfree.com/common/main.tfo">ThinkFree</a> - Web-based document editor & exchange
<a href="http://www.contactoffice.com/">Contact Office</a> - Web-based virtual office
<a href="http://us.ajax13.com/en/index.jsp">Ajax13</a> - Complete Web-based office suite
<a href="http://docs.google.com/">Google Docs & Spreadsheets</a> - Web-based word processor and spreadsheets


Commercial Desktop Office Suites

<a href="http://www.sun.com/software/star/starof ... rOffice</a>
<a href="http://www.easyofficepremium.com/index.asp">Easy Office</a>
<a href="http://www.software602.com/products/pcs/">602 PC Suite</a>

Free Stand-Alone Programs

<a href="http://www.abisource.com/">AbiWord</a> - Word processor
<a href="http://www.yeahwrite.com/">Yeah Write</a> - Word processor
<a href="http://www.powerbullet.com/">Powerbullet Presenter</a> - Presentation program
<a href="http://www.editgrid.com/home">EditGrid</a> - Web-based spreadsheet editor
<a href="http://www.pdf995.com/">PDF995</a> - PDF converter
<a href="http://www.scribus.net/">Scribus</a> - Desktop publishing software
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i need to take a look!

thanks!
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Post by ohlia »

I've just skimmed through them and I think they are pretty cool. Thank you Yogi.
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Post by lagzilla »

you are forgetting the most important thing of all Microsoft OS alternatives such as FreeBSD, Gentoo, ect.
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http://www.osalt.com/

Yet another source for alternative software
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