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Advice Best free office software

Major

4 legs good 2 legs bad
V.I.P.
I've always used Microsoft Office in the past, but I don't want to fork over more money to Microsoft, so I'm looking for some free software perhaps. I would probably use it mostly for spreadsheets.

One name that has come up in my searches is LibreOffice. The reviews sound pretty good. I guess since it's free I can give it a try and have nothing to lose. Anybody here have any experience with it or have any other recommendations?
 

dDave

Well-Known Member
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I'd go for Open Office by Sun Microsystems.

It's the most similar to Microsoft Office from the programs I've used and it's open source software.
 

Major

4 legs good 2 legs bad
V.I.P.
Open Office was apparently discontinued a couple years ago and LibreOffice is a successor to it. I went ahead and downloaded LibreOffice. At first glance, it seems like it will suit my needs, but time will tell.
 

Doc

Trust me, I'm The Doctor.
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Open Office is by far the best. It has an almost identical interface to Office 2000.
 

sunrise

aka ginger warlock
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Another vote for Open Office and as far as I know it is still alive and well and on checking it can still be downloaded from here.

I know of no other pieces of software that is really that good, I didn't even get a proper office package with my Mac despite them giving me free audio and video editing software so had to install Microsoft Office for Mac, rather odd that!
 

Merc

Problematic Shitlord
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I've used both and I think LibreOffice is the better pick. Not to mention, it's nice to use software that is still receiving support from developers unlike Open Office.
 
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