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Joshua Calvert
Caldari
Rule One
Posted - 2004.07.14 18:07:00 - [1]
 

After recently upgrading my PC, I decided to do the decent thing and actually purchase a copy of Windows XP because I'd previously been using a copy which fell off the back of a lorry with corp files *cough* to prevent authorisation prompts when switching hardware which, although annoying with the bought version, isn't much of a hassle when you consider SP2 has some v. nice features not available to versions of Windows SP1 which fell off the back of a lorry *cough*.

Anyway, I also used a copy of Office XP which fell off the back of a lorry *cough* but I didn't have a backup so I don't have it anymore.

What I want to know is, what is the best alternative to Office XP?

I'm currently using OpenOffice and it's rather good but I wonder if anyone has any links to better alternatives?

Vegeta
Minmatar
Guiding Hand Social Club
Dystopia Alliance
Posted - 2004.07.14 18:20:00 - [2]
 

Better get that lorry fixed.

I usually just use notepad :)

Not that I actually do any work on my computer.

Duncan
Decadence.
RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2004.07.14 18:42:00 - [3]
 

CHeck Out Star Office, does everything office XP can do and more. Used to be supa uba cheap (ie free) but i dunno if it still is, from the quick glance i had on their website seems it's not anymore. Having used it for a while it ROCKS. If your in the "educational" branch of work you might still be able to get a free copy.

Though openoffice seems to be utterly free.

Hope this helps

Tatsue Nuko
Stimulus
Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2004.07.14 20:09:00 - [4]
 

I use Abiword for word processing. Lighter to load than a whole office suite. (It's Open Source Freeware, a google should find it for you.)

Elissen
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2004.07.15 07:50:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Duncan
CHeck Out Star Office, does everything office XP can do and more. Used to be supa uba cheap (ie free) but i dunno if it still is, from the quick glance i had on their website seems it's not anymore. Having used it for a while it ROCKS. If your in the "educational" branch of work you might still be able to get a free copy.

Though openoffice seems to be utterly free.

Hope this helps

OpenOffice is based on StarOffice (something with Sun releasing the sourcecode of StarOffice)

Miso
Doomheim
Posted - 2004.07.15 10:46:00 - [6]
 

TBH, a word processor is a word processor is a word processor. Most are good and do the job. I've used hundreds of different office packages (in my capacity as a pretend writer), and they are all much of a muchness. Star office is a good alternative to MS Office. There are loads of free office suites out there, just do a search on Google. I'd provide a link to some but I'm lazy...Wink

Miso x

M0RIARTY
Minmatar
Haita de lupi
Legiunea ROmana
Posted - 2004.07.15 11:05:00 - [7]
 

As long as it has got a good spoll chicker who cares Rolling Eyes

Riddari
VIT
Posted - 2004.07.16 21:37:00 - [8]
 

In addition to Open and StarOffice, 602 is not bad


 

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