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    Lightbulb Free Microsoft Office alternatives for Windows

    Freeware alternatives to Microsoft Office for Windows.

    1) OpenOffice

    2) Zoho Office

    3) Thinkfree

    4) Google Docs

    5) Lotus Symphony

    6) LibreOffice

    7) Kingsoft Office Suite

    8) SoftMaker FreeOffice

    9) WPS Office

    10) TeamLab Office Personal

    11) Polaris Office Free

    StarOffice is also an option. But its shareware.
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    I have always used MS office in one form or another. Most recently used Office 2003 Pro for several years.

    Last year I started using OpenOffice as a test. I used it for three months with no issues what so ever but when the I got a chance to purchase Office 2007 Ultimate for 60 bucks I switched back.

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    Office 2007 Ultimate rocks....

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    Even Office 2007 Home and student rocks (and comes as low as $60 now). I compared Word 2007 with the open office word processor in Ubuntu. There is no comparison, especially since I do a lot of picture work (e.g. photo albums).

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    alternatives to Microsoft Office???? lolzzzz....hw dare u to compare OpenOffice or other poor suite to MS Office?

    Microsoft Office System ROCKZ!

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    True, MS Office "Rockz".

    But there's not denying that options & alternatives in life, do exist and not everyone may be able to buy or chose to use pirated versions of Office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    True, MS Office "Rockz".

    But there's not denying that options & alternatives in life, do exist and not everyone may be able to buy or chose to use pirated versions of Office.
    You are right Microsoft office would be the choice of most if not all people, but there are some who can not afford to buy it like myself and who would not use a pirate copy, so we have to settle for what we can, unless some kind person wants to give us a copy that is

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    I like Office, but I really don`t use any of the suite that much. I guess I just don`t create a lot of documents, spreadsheets, etc on my home PC. Most times, WordPad and NotePad suffice for the dataI need to keep.
    OpenOffice has come a long way and I haven`t looked at Lotus in years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    I like Office, but I really don`t use any of the suite that much. I guess I just don`t create a lot of documents, spreadsheets, etc on my home PC. Most times, WordPad and NotePad suffice for the dataI need to keep.
    OpenOffice has come a long way and I haven`t looked at Lotus in years!
    Both Open Office and Lotus are good, but if you have MS Docs neither of them really transform these into their own formats. Open Office says it does, but in my experience it does a very bad job. Both in my eyes also look like copies of old office like 2000! and it makes you realise just how good MS Offfice really is is.SO I've opted for a 60 day free trial of 2007, after that I shall probably use Wordpad. I am very disappointed with what I've found. That is just my personal view which others can and will disagree with

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