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Microsoft Excel (Office) Alternative

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Posted: September 29, 2005, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

For those who don't have (or want to spend) the big $$$ on a copy of Microsoft Excel or the full Microsoft Office package, here are some alternatives to consider (thanks to PC Mag);

1) Star Office (Review listed below) - Side note, this is perhaps one of the oldest inexpensive alternatives to MS Office on the market place and it does have tech support.

StarOffice 8 is priced at $70 per copy for a downloadable version. The enterprise edition costs $100 per seat and includes document and macro migration tools. Both of these pricing models represent significant savings over Microsoft Office Professional Edition, which retails for nearly $500

Can be found at  www.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/index.xmlwww

2) Open Office (info indicates this is a freebie)

Can be found at http://www.openoffice.org

3) Think Office (info suggest it may be free, with multiple site license as low as $1 per machine)

Can be found at http://www.thinkfree.com

To all who try out these alternatives, please understand, I personally do NOT have any experience in any of these programs. I merely offer a low cost alternative to those needing access to spreadsheet type software to assist themselves in anyalyzing the data.

Good Luck to any who tries it.

Sir Metro