Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Google Pack now offers free office software

Google is now offering users to download the free office software suite, StarOffice. This is good news for computer users who can't afford Microsoft Office and need an alternative.

From an InformationWeek.com article:
"StarOffice includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics, and database applications, along with a library of images and 3D effects. Normally available for $70, StarOffice is free with Google Pack.

Google has long avoided positioning its online productivity applications as Microsoft Office competitors, preferring instead to emphasize Google Docs & Spreadsheets programs as tools for collaboration. The addition of StarOffice to Google Pack shows Google confronting Microsoft more directly than its rhetoric suggests."

I personally use OpenOffice for office software but I may try StarOffice for a lap top I have or for maybe something else.

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