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StarOffice 8 is available free on Google Pack

It is a pleasant surprise to see that StarOffice Version 8 is available free on Google Pack. The product retails for $ 69.95. The product is a viable alternative to Microsoft Office which is very expensive to buy unless you are a student.

The other option is to download Open Office which is also a productivity suite available free. Both the productivity suite is supported by Sun Microsystem and is available free.

The download size is 144 mb. If you have broadband connection, then you can download them. Otherwise check out whether it is available in CD in some computer magazine.

If you are using a pirated software, please support the use StarOffice or Open Office Applications.

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santoshputhran said…
Email from Mayur Prabhu

"Yes Star office is good. It has improved a lot since its first version. But the speed at which you can carry out MS office commands is remarkable - Especially the short-cut keys.Star office has included many features parallel to MS office buit MS office stands out to be the best.This is my personal experience. A distiunct advantage in Star office is that it can open corrupted files of MS office.
santoshputhran said…

I agree MS Office is the best product available in the market. Full version available for USD 324 and student version for USD 126 which is rip off, if you are a small firm or an individual.

Mr. Bill Gates will not mind piracy for individuals and small busiess in India since conviction rate is very poor. But it is not good to encourage piracy.

As an individual user, Star Office is an alternative.
Unknown said…
Check MS Excel 2007.
I am impressed by some of the new features
For Ex : Autofilter is know Filter and have various options to do a filter . Filter by Colour of Cell is know possible.

santoshputhran said…
Hello Davindar,

I had seen MS Word 2007 and the layout is like a browser. Excel is the best product to use, no doubt about it.

I did not get an opportunity to work on MS Office 2007 so cannot comment.


santoshputhran said…
Hi Davindar,

I got MS office upgraded on my work pc to Office 2007. It is like a browser and brilliant to work on. The word can also be used to publish on blogs.



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