Have you purchased a PC or laptop in the past couple of years?
To me, one of the biggest "pains in the butt" is dealing with the temporary office programs installed on them.
Depending on what model you buy, it normally comes pre-loaded with the "Microsoft Office" software on a trial basis.
This means you get 30 or 60 or even 90 days of use and then it either goes into a hibernation mode or you pay for the program.
Right when you get comfortable using the program, you go to open a Word document you need and it won't.
The icons have all changed and the program has shut down awaiting the opening of your pocket book.
It's expensive, even the base offerings.
And if you have followed my blog for any length of time you already know that I am all about saving money.
It has been one of my dreams to sell condos from a beach somewhere in Mexico (actually any beach will do) to the rich and famous Hollywood stars.
Well. it didn't take me long to start learning things.
The first big thing I discovered was that the entire company I am working for (it's a global company) uses Apache "OpenOffice" as the business suite platform.
It looks like Microsoft Office.
It acts just like Microsoft Office.
And if I hadn't been paying attention during orientation, I would never have noticed that it wasn't Microsoft Office.
But it's not.
And the best part..............It's Free !!!
That's why I am bringing this great news to you today.
If you are looking for an alternative to paying for Microsoft products, than give Apache OpenOffice a look-see.
I think you will be surprised.
Here's some quick information from their website, but I recommend you follow the "Read More" link to get an in depth look at what they are all about.
I bet when you are all done, yo are going to scratch your head and say "It's Free?"
Yes, it's free.
"Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing,spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.
It is available in many languages and works on all common computers.
It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages.
It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.
Apache OpenOffice is the result of over twenty years' software engineering.
Apache OpenOffice is easy to learn, and if you're already using another office software package, you'll take to OpenOffice straight away.
Best of all, Apache OpenOffice can be downloaded and used entirely free of any license fees.
Like all Apache Software Foundation software, Apache OpenOffice is free to use.
Apache OpenOffice is released under the Apache 2.0 License.
This means you may use it for any purpose - domestic, commercial, educational, public administration.
You may install it on as many computers as you like. You may make copies and give them away to family, friends, students, employees - anyone you like."
It's easy to tell them about it.
Forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com.
The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!
Thanks for joining me..........................................................