Speaking of free software…
Many of you know that I’ve long been a proponent of the spectacular free office suite, Open Office. Well, there’ve been some shake-ups in the free software world and Oracle and the developers of Open Office have had a bit of a falling-out. Nothing too serious, really, but enough of a difference of opinion about the future of Open Office that they forked the project. Now, what that means to you and me is that they’ve taken the open source code to date and started their open development of it under a new name. The new project is called “LibreOffice” and is being supported by the Document Foundation, who’s sole purpose seems to be continuing development of this fantastic office suite.
Follow that link and you can download the latest version to try for yourself. I suggest you do because you may never buy another revision of Microsoft Office again.