I have recently tried thought about buying Microsoft Office. This includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint and so forth. I went to a couple of different stores and saw that for what I wanted would cost over $500.00 . With the way the economy is now, every dollar counts. I figured I would be able to do quite a bit of farming with that money versus spending it on software, which is not necessarily essential. As long As I had a GOOD alternative.
I have found it. If you do not alreadly know of this definitly try it. It is called www.openoffice.org The great thing about it is, it is very similiar to Micorsoft Office and most importantly,.....it is compatible with Mocrosoft Software.
For Example, If I send you a spreadsheet using Excel, You cannot open it. Everyone who does not have office knows what I am talking about. Well, if you download www.Openoffice.org you can now open it and read it along with the other applications. Good Stuff.
Let me know what you folks think about it.