Life without Office

Rafe and Tom on Microsoft Office replacements. There have never been better options.

On our weekly Real Deal podcast yesterday, Tom and I covered Microsoft Office replacements. It turns out Tom is a day-to-day user of Open Office. I'm impressed. I know a lot of people who talk up the benefits of the free suite, but few people who've actually committed to it.

I mostly still use Office. When I want to collaborate with someone on a document I'll use Google Docs and Spreadsheets. I've dabbled in Zoho and ThinkFree, and other interesting online office apps like EditGrid (spreadsheet) but nothing has torn me away from Microsoft's suite for good. Yet.

Here's the stream:

Real Deal 66: Microsoft Office replacements
Yes, you can survive without Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
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