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What are the differences between Microsoft Word and OpenOffice?

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2009-04-15 08:30:07
2009-04-15 08:30:07

The two programs are very similar. For the record, I use Open Office 40 hours a week at work, and find it stable, feature rich, and easy to use. For a good article assessing the differences in detail, go to http://software.newsforge.com/software/05/06/14/2137222.shtml?tid=152&tid=93 I know that's a long link, but it goes to a fairly comprehensive article on the topic at Newsforge. Bookmark Newsforge while you're there. Great place to catch up on things.

Open Office is open source. If you purchase word etc, you will get support for it in the package (like anyone ever uses that). Open Office is free! You pay for any support you want outside of forums. Realistically, they operate in a very similar way.

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