Choose between free office suites

Discussion in 'General Software' started by MrsOldMX, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. MrsOldMX

    MrsOldMX Limp Gawd

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    I just built an extra computer for my mother inlaw (OldMX's Mom), and we ran out of licenses for Office 2007 (Home and student, 3 boxes) and need a free office like suite, the choices are Free Softmaker Office and Lotus Symphony suggested by this site.

    Any other suggestions besides those 2?

    tia :D
     
  2. k1pp3r

    k1pp3r [H]ardness Supreme

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    Open office was on there. I have never really liked lotus symphony
     
  3. Demon10000

    Demon10000 [H]ardness Supreme

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    I'd go with Open Office, myself.
     
  4. OldMX

    OldMX 2[H]4U

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    I dont like OpenOffice because it needs java to run, damn...stil looking for options..
     
  5. nick8571

    nick8571 Limp Gawd

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    OpenOffice doesn't actually need Java to run, unless you want/need to use the database component or some (mostly useless) functionality in the other components: http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Java_and_OpenOffice.org

    I don't think Java is anything to be afraid of these days anyway, if it's well written you won't be able to tell the difference from native code, at least on a modern PC.
     
  6. OldMX

    OldMX 2[H]4U

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    We ended buying another Home and Student Office, thanks anyway.