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PostPosted: 03/05/06, 11:35    Post subject: Get Legal - Get OpenOffice.org Reply with quote

Get Legal - Get OpenOffice.org

Why swell the coffers of Microsoft when you can get better software for FREE !!!

Is your office software legal? According to figures published by Microsoft, 35% of the software in the world is thought to be counterfeit or otherwise illegal.

After years of unofficially tolerating piracy as a means of securing market share, Microsoft is now going on the offensive to make sure copies of it's software are legitimate.

It has just bought a software company specialising in detecting what software is installed on PCs. It is now using the internet to put piracy detection software into copies of MS-Office on people's PCs. around the world, the Business Software Alliance is setting up schemes to prosecute offenders - for example, in the UK it is offering large cash rewards to anyone who informs against organisations. Microsoft's licence agreements are complicated - it's easy to break them by mistake.

If you have a copy of MS-Office at work, at school, at home - are you sure where it came from?

Fortunately, there is a completely legal and free alternative. OpenOffice.org 2 is a fully-featured office suite, similar in functionality to MS-Office. OpenOffice.org 2 does everything you need: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and much more. It can even use MS-Office format files (.doc, .xls, .ppt), so you don't need to re-type your work. What's more, it does things MS-Office does not, such as create pdf files to give to other people.

If you can use MS-Office, you can use OpenOffice.org 2. Studies have shown it is ten times cheaper to move to OpenOffice.org 2 than it is to upgrade to MS-Office 2007.

A poll has indicated 86% of users would prefer to try OpenOffice.org 2 rather than buy MS-Office 2007.

So what are you waiting for? It costs nothing to try. If you like it, OpenOffice.org 2 costs nothing to use for as long as you like, wherever you like. Peace of mind at no cost.

Get legal - get OpenOffice.org today!

it's never too late
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PostPosted: 03/05/06, 15:31    Post subject: office doo-da Reply with quote

hi all,i did as geoff suggested and downloaded office wotsit looks like a good bit of kit. happy days
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