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What is the best software to use in place of MS Office

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August 4, 2012 7:22:30 PM

I am building my own gaming computer, but off the bat I wont be able to afford MSs Office. Are there any programs that do the job just as well but free?

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August 4, 2012 11:26:01 PM

Libre Office is great!
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August 13, 2012 4:13:40 PM

+2 for Libre Office.

Google docs (aka drive) is pretty convenient though at times.

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August 14, 2012 2:19:05 PM

gamerguy319 said:
I am building my own gaming computer, but off the bat I wont be able to afford MSs Office. Are there any programs that do the job just as well but free?


All previously mentioned options are great and will get the job done.

LibreOffice
OpenOffice
Google Docs/Drive (Web Application)

or Calligra Suite is a new, Modern Looking, addition to the line-up of MS alternatives

http://www.calligra-suite.org/

Robey

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October 3, 2012 3:47:14 PM

Development either slowed or stopped for openoffice after it was bought by oracle/sun I believe, so the main guys behind it moved over and created LibreOffice.

I'd like to update my original post as well. I have recently taken a course in the study of Microsoft Office 2010 and was "forced" to purchase a copy for the course. I have to say, it was well worth the price tag. Can't say the new price model for 2013 is, as I'm not a big fan of subscription based systems. But 2010 is awesome. If you can find it on discount I highly recommend picking it up.

Besides the normal applications bundled in the suite, OneNote took me by surprise. I can't live without now for any heavy work. Really hope MS reconsiders their pricing model for 2013.
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October 11, 2012 1:30:48 AM

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October 11, 2012 1:43:50 AM

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