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Office Compatible Suites
Open Office (Date Added: May 2006)

" the product is a multi-platform office productivity suite. It includes the key desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites. Sophisticated and flexible, also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office."

Platform: Windows, GNU/Linux,
Sun Solaris,
Mac OS X (under X11), and FreeBSD.
The OpenCD (Date Added: May 2006)
TheOpenCD is a collection of high quality Free and Open Source Software. The programs run in Windows and cover the most common tasks such as word processing, presentations, e-mail, web browsing, web design, and image manipulation.

Platform: Windows
Scribus (Date Added: October 2006)
Scribus is a cross-platform open source page layout program with the aim of producing commerical grade output in PDF and Postscript.
It outputs professional page layouts acessible for beginngers while having professional publishing features such as: spot color support, CMYK color, high grade PDF creation, Encapsulated Postscript import/export and creation of color separations.

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X
ThinkFree (offline/online office suite)
ThinkFree (Date Added: May 2006)

"ThinkFree Office is a Microsoft® Office compatible application suite comprised of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation graphics software-all usable online and off.
ThinkFree Office is automatically installed and upgraded over the Web and features integrated, Internet-based file sharing and storage as well as end-to-end security. Built for cross-platform functionality, ThinkFree Office is compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Unix and Linux systems." It's also available online as ThinkFree Online.

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X /Web-based  
AbiWord (free word processor)
AbiWord (Date Added: Dec. 2006)

AbiWord is a good MSWord substitute. It can save and open files in formats that you can exchange with Word and WordPerfect users.

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X  
GanttPV (project management)
GanttPV (Date Added: Dec. 2006)

GanttPV is a project management software that replaces MS Project. "If you need to move to MS Project later, you can export from GanttPV to Project."

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X  
Online Office Suites
ZOHO (online office suite)
ZOHO (Date Added: November 2006)

Zoho Office Suite is an online office suite including word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation applications - ZOHO Writer, ZOHO Sheet and ZOHO Show."

Platform: Web-based  
Thumbstacks (Date Added: November 2006)

Thumbstacks is a web site where "you can make presentations - like slideshows, or outlines - right in your web browser. When you're done, you can share your presentations with anyone, anywhere, just by sending them a link."

Platform: Web-based  
WebOffice (Date Added: November 2006)

WebOffice is a web-based service targeted to collaboration and team-work. You can share documents, calendars, information, and conduct live meetings from anywhere. It's not a free service.

Platform: Web-based  

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