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Old 09-30-2011, 12:37 AM   #21
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I was about to pull the trigger and buy MS Office, but then found Open Office. Fantastic software. Does everything I need and more. Converted all my Word and Excel docs over and saved about a hundred bucks, not to mention all the future upgrading costs!
My laptop's Hard Drive crashed. After changing the HD, I was contemplating if I should still reload my Microsoft Office Pro 97. It serves my purpose even if it is old, but I think I will try Open Office. Any updates on your experiences with Open Office?

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Old 09-30-2011, 07:14 AM   #22
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The latest incarnation of it is called LibreOffice, so go with that. I think you'll like it.


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The latest incarnation of it is called LibreOffice, so go with that. I think you'll like it.


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Actually, OO and LibreOffice have split into two, so OO is still out there. But LibreOffice is where the action and the developers are, so I second that recommendation. I'm still using OO on a couple of my computers, though, and it's still a fully functional application. Never a problem with reading MS documents, although MS won't read OO docs (.odx format). Not a problem, though. Just save everything in the appropriate MS format. Except of course for MS Publisher. Nothing else reads their files, as far as I know.
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Although we were primarily a Linux place where I worked, there was a need for Windows. The IT guys pointed me to Microsoft Security Essentials, a free download which I have no idea why it is not bundled in with the OS, but it is far more lightweight than the more widely used (and purchased) anti-virus suites.
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Although we were primarily a Linux place where I worked, there was a need for Windows. The IT guys pointed me to Microsoft Security Essentials, a free download which I have no idea why it is not bundled in with the OS, but it is far more lightweight than the more widely used (and purchased) anti-virus suites.
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Where I used to work, our group started using this MSE after the commercial s/w failed to detect a virus but which MSE caught. And I also installed it at home to replace the anti-virus s/w that came with Comcast. I noticed too that the PC's start up faster.
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