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  • 1. OPEN OFFICE SUITE
  • 2. SIMILARITIES
    • Word Processor
      • Microsoft Word : OpenOfiice Writer
    • Spread Sheet
      • Microsoft Excel : OpenOffice Calc
    • Email and calender
      • Outlook : Thunder bird and Sunbird by Mozilla.Need to be installed seperately.
    • Powerpoint : Impress
    • Access : Openoffice Base
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Word Processors
    • Writer features and benefits that Word 2003 doesn't have:
      • Creating PDFs.
      • Simplicity.
      • HTML Production.
      • Writer Macros.
      • File Size.
    • Word 2003 features and benefits that Writer doesn't have:
      • Grammar checking.
      • Support of Word Macros.
      • Advanced Features.
      • Animated Text.
  • 6. Spreadsheets
    • Excel 2003 features and benefits that Calc doesn't have:
      • Support of Excel Macros and Pivot Tables.
      • Support of Excel Charts and Graphs.
    • Calc features and benefits that Excel 2003 doesn't have:
      • Creating PDFs.
      • Interface Details.
  • 7. Demo