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#1 czarboom

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 01:50 AM

To all,

I got and use AppacheOpenOffice, but there are a few things that drive me nuts when using it, and using it for college. (MS office seems to be the only thing in the world of US Universities... I digress)

 

So, any one got an Office type suite, or individual programs that you use instead of MS Office? Just seeing what’s out there

 

Thanks in advanced

 

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 02:18 AM

I use Softmaker Office, and a few of my acquaintances have also found it good - it is also licensed as Ashampoo Office and might be less cost under that name, but many people find Ashampoo's self promotion too aggressive.


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 02:20 AM

You might try Libre Office- it is free as well!



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Posted 02 March 2015 - 02:20 AM

is there a open source for Softmaker? or is that the Open Source ver?

 

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 02:22 AM

You might try Libre Office- it is free as well!

AAAAgggggg   Thank you, I totally forgot about Libre.... LOL.  Been a yr or more since I got down on Linux and the last time it was  a Sun box.... with puddy.

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 02:26 AM

Hey czar long time no see.

 

 

Just to throw a spanner in the works.

How To Install Microsoft Office 2010 In Ubuntu With Wine - Linux

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 02:27 AM

 

You might try Libre Office- it is free as well!

AAAAgggggg   Thank you, I totally forgot about Libre.... LOL.  Been a yr or more since I got down on Linux and the last time it was  a Sun box.... with puddy.

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You might want to check out Zorin OS9 - it is considered the go to "Windows drop-in replacement. Very easy to use- looks a lot like Windows and behaves accordingly!



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Posted 02 March 2015 - 02:30 AM

Libre is what I use.

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 02:30 AM

is there a open source for Softmaker? or is that the Open Source ver?

 

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I initially missed this as being in the Linux forum. Not clear on its open source status - I use purchased Windows versions, either the Ashampoo or Softmaker, friends use FreeOffice, and I won't be in to work for a couple of days to see if anyone there uses the Linux version.

 

The free promotional one is:

 

http://www.freeoffice.com/

 

Edit: I see it's mentioned in the article above


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 02:32 AM

You might want to check out Zorin OS9 - it is considered the go to "Windows drop-in replacement. Very easy to use- looks a lot like Windows and behaves accordingly!

 

thank you again, thats why I love coming here... smarter people than I will be ever

 

Hey Nick... nice to be back


 

is there a open source for Softmaker? or is that the Open Source ver?

 

thanks

Not clear on its open source status - I use purchased Windows versions, either the Ashampoo or Softmaker, friends use FreeOffice, and I won't be in to work for a couple of days to see if anyone there uses the Linux version.

 

The free promotional one is:

 

http://www.freeoffice.com/

 

thanks


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 02:33 AM

Libre is what I use.

Five free office suites for Linux

Good link, thank you much... I just got tired of Appache


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 02:34 AM

 

Hey czar long time no see.

 

 

Just to throw a spanner in the works.

How To Install Microsoft Office 2010 In Ubuntu With Wine - Linux

 

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 02:38 AM

 

I initially missed this as being in the Linux forum.

Careful Platypus Next thing you know you will be installing Ubuntu. :bananas:



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Posted 02 March 2015 - 02:43 AM

again thanks to all yall, (man that sounds so Red Neck), anywho


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 03:03 AM

again thanks to all yall, (man that sounds so Red Neck), anywho

Hey- I'm from texas-so Y'all is a common expression "round here!






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