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    Has any body had any experience of Open Office with regard to its performance and functionality over MS Office, With the ever increasing costs associated with Microsoft Office i am obliged to look at other options.

    Any input would be grateful

    Regards

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    Re: MS office v Open office

    No experience here, but since its free, why not install it alongside Office and try some tasks on both?

    Tom
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    • #3
      Re: MS office v Open office

      I use it on Ubuntu (linux) and it's been fine for me.

      But I have to admit I'm not a hard core office user. Simple spreadsheets and writing documents but it's been fine!

      Michael
      Michael Armstrong
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      • #4
        Re: MS office v Open office

        Ms office is too good as compare to open office, i used both of them but i think MS office is more user friendly.

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        • #5
          Re: MS office v Open office

          Originally posted by vsakalik View Post
          Ms office is too good as compare to open office, i used both of them but i think MS office is more user friendly.
          MS Office is definitely more user friendly but OpenOffice.org has just as much functionality. Plus, everyone has "grown up" with MS office so they'll be more comfortable with that.
          Regards,
          Jeremy

          Network Consultant/Engineer
          Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
          www.gma-cpa.com

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          • #6
            Re: MS office v Open office

            I have one client that insisted on MS office, but did not want to purchase it. I installed Open Office and changed the defaults file types to MS Office (.doc, .xls, ETC).
            She was thrilled, had no idea that it was not "real office".
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            • #7
              Re: MS office v Open office

              Originally posted by Lior_S View Post
              I have one client that insisted on MS office, but did not want to purchase it. I installed Open Office and changed the defaults file types to MS Office (.doc, .xls, ETC).
              She was thrilled, had no idea that it was not "real office".
              LOL nice. I've used both, I espeically prefer Office 2007. The new ribbon menus are awesome and they have actually improved upon Outlook - which is suprising since 2003 was very good. Since I don't have to pay for it I choose Office - MSDN universal .

              If I was forced to choose based soley on price ... OpenOffice cause I'm cheap.
              Andrew

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              • #8
                Re: MS office v Open office

                Hi Richie
                I tried both of them (MS office or Open office). I found Open office take less space in Hard disk as well as i took less amount of memory. One thing very good about it, it is free to use .
                Use performance monitor while loading those applications one by one. When you compare memory and microprocessor usage, you will find the differnence.

                Abdullah

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