Yes, difficult as it is for some people to believe, OpenOffice.org
is a free download. How much did you pay for MS Office again?
It's Free (as in free speech)
OpenOffice.org is licensed under the GPL.
SXW file format (used by OpenOffice.org) is an open,
MS and is not an open published standard. What does this
mean? It means that 5 or 10 years from now it will be easy
for you to find a program to open your old SXW files but
will not be able to open your old MS Office files unless
MS allows you.
Files covert easily and effortlessly
OpenOffice.org reads and writes to the MS file format with
ease. OpenOffice.org even has a tool for mass conversions.
I was able to convert my 195 recipe
files in under 5 minutes!
Better yet, the OpenOffice.org file format is a much cleaner
and compact format. My average recipe file is 25k in MS Office
8K in OpenOffice.org.
OpenOffice.org has many new
features which MS Office does
not such as a direct save to the PDF and Flash formats, easy
integration with databases excellent XML support and more!
It's cool (and soon everyone else will be doing it)
Why pay money for yesterday's bloated, stodgy, buggy, insecure
software when you can use tomorrow's killer app today?
Be the first in your office to join the wave of the future!