Outlook : Thunder bird and Sunbird by Mozilla.Need to be installed seperately.
Powerpoint : Impress
Access : Openoffice Base
Delusional Utopian Hippies vs. Cynical Corporate Greedheads
Open Source Applications are often free.
Updates to theses applications are also free.
Open Source code is also free, like speech.
Open-Source Tends to Use Open Standards.
OpenOffice.org can also read and write Microsoft files like Word's .doc and Excel's .xls
Commercial Licensed Software Has a Company Behind the Code.
In the past, this has resulted in a less polished interface and weaker documentation, but these elements have been substantially improved in OpenOffice.org 2.0.
System Support: Typical or Criminally Old Computers
For most computers both OpenOffice and Microsoft Windows will work fine.While OpenOffice is said to be a bit slower, particularly in opening up complex documents in Microsoft's proprietary formats, the difference is negligible.
OpenOffice offers better support for older computers than the latest version of Microsoft Office.
Office 2003 says its minimum spec is a Pentium 450 MHz with 256 MB of RAM, while OpenOffice lists a Pentium 166 MHz processor with 128 MB of RAM.
OpenOffice.org, Thunderbird, and Sunbird are all available as portable applications, while Microsoft Office 2003 is not.