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10 pieces of freeware to run your office (screenshots)

Looking to run a business on a shoestring? One way to start is to cut back on software costs and use free solutions. They may not have the speed or features of their more expensive competition but they work.

For more check out this blog - 10 freeware to boost office productivity - by

LibreOffice is a free open source alternative to Microsoft's Office suite and Oracle's free OpenOffice. In fact, LibreOffice is a recent spinoff of OpenOffice. The set of included tools should be familiar to Office users - with versions of  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Visio--known as Writer, Calc, Impress, Base and Draw.

8 comments
tsssys
tsssys

A great freeware compression/decompression utility for Windows, IZARC comes in a portable version too, and also has a CLI add-on. I've been using it for many years on my Windows boxes, and install it whenever I set up one for someone else. http://www.izarc.org/download.html

becksdark
becksdark

to download FireFox, I use FireFox to download IrfanView, which is the finest graphics viewer/manipulator around. Hats off to Irfan Skiljan. Next comes VLC. Waaaay better than Windows Media Player. Next comes Foobar2000 + LAME + FLAC. Sweet ripper/converter. Finally Belarc Advisor to help me keep tabs on all the junk installed on my machine.

AllenT_z
AllenT_z

What does a car design have to do with the subject? And how about a link to the blog that apparently _does_ contain the advertised info? To borrow from Saturday Night Live, the post is not ready for prime time. Or is it suddenly April 1?

wwgorman
wwgorman

Great recommendations. I've been using InfanView for years and it is great. I'll try the others but didn't understand if Foobar + LAME + FLAC was one or three programs. I guess I'll find out. I'll add my own recommendation: Solid PDF Creator. It operates as a "printer" but converts pages, websites, etc. to a PDF file. It's free and works great.

digisatnetwork
digisatnetwork

And how about a link to the blog that apparently _does_ contain the advertised info?....just to the right above the screen shot is the word "next" and when you click on it, it will bring the next item of the ten in view for you. April 1st is on you!

anthonyis2000
anthonyis2000

@AllenT_z Seems you need to show at least a little respect to the author and READ their contributions to those in need of assistance before one comments. Too many show criticism and demonstrate their lack of intelligence. Go back to SNL and re-educate yourself, then come back with a little praise or make your own positive contributions.

seanferd
seanferd

How hard was that? The link to the blog is right below your disputed image, second paragraph. This is a gallery, not a blog.