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The best software is FREE software!
« on: March 23, 2006, 09:24:10 PM »
You can find quite a bit of it HERE
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Re: The best software is FREE software!
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2006, 01:36:18 AM »
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Thanks, Bob ... from that link I have finally decided to try OpenOffice since I do not have MSOffice on this new computer. Now, I have only 20 mins to wait for it to finish downloading using DSL.    ::)    ;)


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Re: The best software is FREE software!
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2006, 02:11:45 AM »
Lets us know what you think of the latest OpenOffice 2.0, I have MS Office 97 (still, cheap skate) and there is no way I'm paying over £200 for the latest or new version 12 of MS Office, plus have the joy of Product Activation, etc. no thanks.

I will be trying to find OO on a cover CD though, no way I'm downloading that on dial-up.
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2006, 02:31:22 AM »
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Yeah, dial-up download would take probably more than 2 hours. I'll play with it a few days and then post what I think. I have opened the parts of it and it all looks very well done.    :D

I have MSOffice 97 on my old computer but quit using it about the time I retired 4 years ago. I'll have to also play with that to do a comparison. Everything OpenOffice is suppose to be compatable with MSOffice. We will see.    :)


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Re: The best software is FREE software!
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2006, 08:42:13 AM »
Hi CharleyO,

Agree with you there, but always use a secure download scenario, that is download your freeware from a reliable source (pre-scan with DrWeb's hyperlink scanner or use the info on siteadvisor), after pre-scanning scan the zipfile with Avast before unzipping. After unzipping scan again. If in doubt check with FileAlyzer or check the downloaded files at fileadvisor for hashes (check-sums), and to see if what you have got is like the programmer designed it or meant it to be. An ounce of precaution is better than three pounds of cure. Also use these precautions for programs on bundled magazine CD's with freeware. Better safe than sorry, folks.


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Re: The best software is FREE software!
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2006, 09:54:40 AM »
For those of you who haven't checked my site lately:
Everything 4 FREE http://spyros.atspace.com
2 1/2 pages full of freeware ...and counting.
 ;) ;D

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Re: The best software is FREE software!
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2006, 01:43:22 PM »
Lets us know what you think of the latest OpenOffice 2.0, I have MS Office 97 (still, cheap skate) and there is no way I'm paying over £200 for the latest or new version 12 of MS Office, plus have the joy of Product Activation, etc. no thanks.

I will be trying to find OO on a cover CD though, no way I'm downloading that on dial-up.

Hi David, since you live in the UK, it must be easy for you to obtain a set of free Ubuntu-cd's.
You can order them for free at https://shipit.ubuntu.com/  and they will be delivered by postal mail.
With the live-cd you can install the latest OpenOffice.org  version in english language.
Just insert the live-cd while running windows and you have OO on your disk in a few minutes.
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Re: The best software is FREE software!
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2006, 01:44:26 PM »
For those of you who haven't checked my site lately:
Everything 4 FREE http://spyros.atspace.com
2 1/2 pages full of freeware ...and counting.
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Nice of you to add this to the collection.   Even nicer to see you on this forum again... :) :)
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Re: The best software is FREE software!
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2006, 03:22:33 PM »
Don't worry Bob, I never left this forum. I read it every day, I just don't post as much as I used to.  ::)

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Re: The best software is FREE software!
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2006, 04:18:40 PM »
Here is a free OpenOffice tutorial. I have used OO to do wedding programs and similar projects with excellent results.

 http://www.learnopenoffice.org/

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Re: The best software is FREE software!
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2006, 06:44:15 PM »
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Thanks for that link, Gene!    :)
Much better than what is at OO itself.

In fact, I can't get one of their "OO" (not PDF) tutorials I downloaded to even show anything. Maybe I got a bad download or am not doing something correctly.    ???


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Re: The best software is FREE software!
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2006, 11:01:54 PM »
Thank you all for this page. Very Useful information.

Thank you Gene! Your link is just what I need as I have just started using OpenOffice 2 on the laptop and will probably have to refer to your link several times in the near future.

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Re: The best software is FREE software!
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2006, 03:20:15 AM »
I have compiled a much better list of Media Related Freeware here:

XP Media - A Windows XP Media Guide

I highly recommend OpenOffice. I have been using it for over three years without incident.

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Re: The best software is FREE software!
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2006, 02:36:16 PM »
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I have compiled a much better list of Media Related Freeware here:
Don't know about the "much better" part of that statement.
It's a more comprehensive list but still omits quite a few excellent media related programs which
I've reviewed and mentioned in my HighlyRecommended series.  ;D

I have to admit that at this point, my website isn't as well organized as yours. :)
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Re: The best software is FREE software!
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2006, 03:51:21 PM »
http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/freeware.html Lot of free software and comments/rating for it.  ;)