• Kicking the Windows habit: OpenOffice vs. Microsoft Office

    A longtime IT consultant explains why he advises his clients to choose the free OpenOffice desktop suite over similar packages that cost money, like Microsoft Office and StarOffice.

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  • OpenOffice: What to know before making the transition from Microsoft Office

    Learn how OpenOffice Write compares to Word, as well as how OpenBase compares to Access. Get advice on how to work with departments in your company to make the switch from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice. Helpful tips are offered, like letting the administrative assistant to the President keep...

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  • Linux desktop interoperability: MS Office and OpenOffice

    The latest release of OpenOffice v3 has improved interoperability with Linux, Windows and MS Office. The more viable OpenOffice is, the more viable Linux is in general. The ultra-cheap Linux-based notebooks also now enable Linux to fit into the familiar world of PCs and Macs.

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  • Do you use Apache OpenOffice or some other Microsoft Office suite alternative? How well has it worked for your organization?

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  • Apache OpenOffice

    Apache OpenOffice is an open-source office productivity suite used to create and edit documents (Writer), presentations (Impress), spreadsheets (Calc), graphics (Draw), mathematical formulas (Math) and databases (Base).

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  • OpenOffice Base: Converting data and files from Access

    Consider switching to OpenOffice's Base, an open source alternative to proprietary Microsoft Access. In this tip, an expert tells how to convert Access files to Base and discusses some helpful hints for working with Base.

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  • Microsoft clause puts OpenOffice users on notice

    Jaded souls might say that Sun Microsystems sold the open source community down the river in its landmark settlement with Microsoft in April.

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  • Toolbars in OpenOffice.org 2.0, part 2

    OpenOffice.org expert Solveig Haugland recommend how to customize and configure toolbars to for the best fit possible.

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  • Sun, Microsoft OpenOffice clause not a threat

    Microsoft has it in writing that it can sue for improper use of open source code, but the open source community has little cause for concern.

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  • OpenOffice Writer lists: Dependable, powerful and won’t self-replicate when you’re not looking

    Sick of spontaneous formatting with lists in Microsoft Word? Try OpenOffice's Writer, an open source alternative that gives back to you the power to create lists and take control via the toolbar.

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