Open Office: A free and excellent alternative to Microsoft Office

I know that a lot of us know about OpenOffice, but there are also many people who haven’t heard about it especially here in our country, and some got used to paying for new versions.  In fact, our institute spends thousands of pesos for commercial software despite alternatives. We have about 80 computers (mostly PCs and a few Macs) and only 3 of them run in Ubuntu (or Linux?) and OpenOffice.

To those who don’t want to spend several hundred dollars for Microsoft Office, OpenOffice is an excellent alternative. Just like Microsoft Office, OpenOffice is a suite that includes a word processor (Word equivalent), a spreadsheet (Excel equivalent), a presentation software (PowerPoint equivalent), database (Access equivalent), a graphics software, and more.  OpenOffice also opens documents created in Microsoft Office, so there’s no problem in switching.

OpenOffice is free, and can be downloaded here. You can learn more about the capabilities of OpenOffice here

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