OpenOffice, is a FREE office suite that has all the main features of Microsoft Office.
The OpenOffice suite consists of the following applications:
- Writer – MS Word
- Impress – Powerpoint
- Calc – Excel
- Base – Access
- Math – No Microsoft Office equivilent
- Draw – No Microsoft Office equivilent
There is even a preference feature in OpenOffice which allows you to save all files in their Microsoft Office equivilent format by default. So there is no messy mix-up between formats between Microsoft Office users and OpenOffice users.
All OpenOffice applications have a very similar look and layout to their Microsoft Office counterparts. So it feels like you didn’t switch!
Microsoft Office 2007 does offer a palithera of applications for business.
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They have done an outstanding job with meeting the advanced business users needs. So for more intense, specific-need and high-end business applications, Microsoft is the only solution. BUT… for the majority of average users in an office environment, OpenOffice is a solution that will save money.