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Mats
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Jan, 2008 9:58 am    Post subject: Good Stuff from Google Reply with quote

Most here are aware of Google's searching ability and a host of other services that they offer free of charge (e.g. Blogger, etc.).One amazing service that they provide that I discovered recently is called Google Pack. This is an package of a dozen or so software applications (all of high quality) that they provide free of charge. Many of these you will already have installed; some you may not even be aware of. For example, we had no word processing software - I just installed StarOffice - Sun's challenge to Microsoft Office. It is an amazing and fairly simple suite of useful tools. Not only do you get the software you want but you also get an Updater which will notify you of the most recent version of whatever you have chosen. Hard to beat the price of $0.00!
Google "google pack".


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Jan, 2008 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We used StarOffice a few years ago when it first came out. While the program was fine to use at home, if you needed to send or receive a copy of a document, it was impossible because StarOffice wasn't compatible with anything. Perhaps this has been changed. I hope so! oh boy! oh boy!


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Jan, 2008 10:57 am    Post subject: It Has Reply with quote

Yes it has ; have look at this review:http://reviews.cnet.com/office-suites/staroffice-8/4505-3524_7-31517058.html


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jan, 2008 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have used StarOffice and have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who wants a free Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Database and Presentation software suite compatible with Microsoft Office products.

I get most use from the Google Photos screensaver which makes a slideshow with far nicer transitions the the Windows XP version. I really like the collage effect.

I use Picasa for occasionally editing photos but I ofen use the Spyware Doctor in combination with AdAware. It doesn't matter which one I use first as the second one usually finds something that the first missed.
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