Life without Windows or OS X

GNU/Linux is quite possibly the most important free software achievement since the original Space War, or, more recently, Emacs. It has developed into an operating system for business, education, and personal productivity. GNU/Linux is no longer only for UNIX wizards who sit for hours in front of a glowing console. Are you thinking about switching to Linux and want to learn how to use it? Have you been using GNU/Linux for some time and want to learn even more? This is the place for you.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

There is a reasonably priced office productivity suite?(No-Way)

(Yes-Way) Unbelievable as it may seem, Microsoft Office is not the only game in town.

Sun Microsystems' nicely rounded suite has been enhanced considerably over the past two years. StarOffice 7 incorporates graphics and database applications and offers strong compatibility with Microsoft Office apps. And in my opinion the price is right, $75 to $80 and it runs on Linux, Solaris, and Windows. StarOffice 7 Office Suite is a complete, fully loaded and reasonably priced office productivity suite, comparable to Microsoft Office. It includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software, drawing program, and database client (Software AG Adabas D). StarOffice 7 Office Suite also offers graphics and photo editing, Web publishing, and more. Its user interface is easy to learn and use. StarOffice is interoperable with Microsoft Office file formats: ".doc", ".ppt", and "xls". StarOffice 7 Office Suite is a commercial product built on's open source code to provide the best value, multi-platform Microsoft compatible office suite aimed at organizations and consumers. For those who just want a free Office Suite there is 1.1, which is, the leading open-source project aimed at users of free software, independent developers and the open source community. Ooo ( includes key desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites. Sophisticated and flexible, it also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office. You will find Ooo is included with most Linux distributions. But for those who must deal with the high price of Microsoft Office on Linux, Wine and CrossOver office can help.


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