Narrow your search
Take an open-source approach to office productivity.
Oracle cedes control of the OpenOffice.org code base to the Apache Software Foundation Incubator project.
While PowerPoint might be a default option people use for presentation software, Apple's Keynote has some comparable features. Here is how to create and edit object animations in Keynote.
It almost goes without saying that some sort of office productivity suite is required for a new Mac system, and while some might gravitate to Microsoft Office there are others available that can perform quite similarly.
Programmers gave Oracle's OpenOffice a good code-scrubbing to build the LibreOffice 3.3 offshoot. Expect more visible changes with 3.4 later this year.
Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2012 offers much of the power of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint--for none of the cost.
Programmers are working on liberating the open-source office suite from personal computers with tablet and browser versions due by early 2013.
OpenOffice.org fans strike out on their own with the Document Foundation and LibreOffice--without Oracle's backing.
You know who loves free stuff? You do! I've rounded up five of my favorite Windows programs and utilities, all of them free, all of them fabulous.
Pay for software? That's crazy talk. Today's the day to name your freeware favorites--and learn what programs your fellow cheapskates love.
What's more portable than a laptop, tablet, or smartphone? Answer: A USB flash drive. We'll show you how to run applications like Firefox, Chrome, OpenOffice, and more, with just your USB flash drive and a host computer.