Open Office and Google Pack
While chatting I was asked why I had not posted anything about open source goodies in a while. I went back to look and found out she was right. I will correct that with this post. I have been using a great open source program called Open Office.
I have used Microsoft's Office for years. I have been using Open Office for a month and I like it. I have used Impress to make some power point presentations. Writer, which replaces Word is the best text program I have used. I have not encountered any bugs or gotten any errors using this program. I am sold! I don't know why anyone would pay when this program is out there free. Download it and try it out.
I will add this Google freebie also. It is not open source but it offers some good utilities and programs for free. Google Pack includes all the cool Google software like Earth and the tool bars. It also includes Firefox and the anti-spyware program Ad-Aware. You can also get a free 6 month subscription to Norton Anti Virus included. That is a good deal for cheapo's like me. Included is the Google Updater that will automatically check for updates for all the software included.