As part of my series on “How to live without Microsoft” I’m looking at alternatives for common Microsoft products.
Microsoft office is a great suite of programs with really good interoperability but it is a costly package and requires a windows operating system to run to what are the alternatives?
For me the only really complete set of tools is that offered by Open Office. It’s a great suite that’s been around for some time now so is pretty mature, it supports all the open standard file formats and best of all, it’s free!
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