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Apache OpenOffice

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OpenOffice 2

OpenOffice 2, the freeware version of Sun Microsystems StarOffice 8, is a great deal for home and small-businesses users who don't mind browsing online forums for tech support. But enterprise users are better served by StarOffice 8.

By December 7, 2005

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What's the best free alternative to Microsoft Office?

From the Cheapskate: Before you plunk down money for Office 2016, consider whether you can get by with a free suite -- or even Microsoft's free online version!

By September 24, 2015


New rules for buying back-to-school laptops

From the Cheapskate: It's that time of year! But before you make the traditional choice, see if perhaps your student wouldn't benefit from an "alternative" PC.

By August 11, 2015


Office, iWork, Drive, and OpenOffice: Which office apps are right for you?

You have several software options when you need to create a document or build a slideshow. We help you figure out which one best fits your needs.

By March 28, 2014


Get a 1-year Office 365 Personal subscription for $29.99

This is what Microsoft's suite should cost. Plus: two bonus deals!

By April 7, 2015


WPS Office for Windows: Still the best Microsoft Office alternative?

It's still free, thank goodness, but I'm not loving certain changes to the company's model.

By February 12, 2015


Create free presentations without PowerPoint

Can't afford Microsoft's venerated program? Or maybe you want to build slide decks that really stand out? Try one of these PowerPoint killers.

By February 4, 2015


Microsoft Office, Apple iWork and Google Drive: Which mobile office app is right for you?

Need to edit on the fly, or create new documents from your phone and tablet? Turn to these apps.

By November 12, 2014


WPS Office: The best free office suite since Kingsoft

Surprise! It IS Kingsoft Office, just with a new name, new features, and plenty of other goodies designed to make you forget Microsoft's suite.

By August 15, 2014


LibreOffice makes its case as open source alternative to MS Office

Newest release of open source suite comes as LibreOffice now claims 80 million active users around the world.

By July 30, 2014