Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Open Office

I'd like to talk about another program that saves me 120 dollars, Open Office (or OpenOffice.org).

In the begging of this software's history it was klunky, somewhat unreliable, and couldn't open Microsoft Office documents, or would open them or print them in a funky way.

That was 9 years ago. Now Open Office is amazing, it open MS Office docs now with perfection and is solid as a rock. In my opinion it is better that MS Office, mainly becuase it can do everything MS Office can do, in a better way, and with more stability, and here's the clincher:

MS Office costs you beetween 90 to 300 dollars new, Open Office is totally free.

Listed below is my proof of the cost of these too software packages, look it up yourself:

Microsoft Office, as stated at Amazon.com is:

"microsoft office 2007"

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Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 by Microsoft Software (CD-ROM - Jan 30, 2007) (Windows Vista / XP)
Buy new: $149.95 $91.98
76 Used & new from $89.99
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Microsoft Office Standard 2007 FULL VERSION by Microsoft Software (CD-ROM - Jan 30, 2007) (Windows Vista / XP)
Buy new: $399.95 $309.99
59 Used & new from $123.99
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3.4 out of 5 stars (87)

And here is the info and price as listed at why.openoffice.org/

"OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose."

If you don't believe me, look it up yourself.