Need Microsoft Office but can’t afford it?

If so, check this out:

OpenOffice is a free office suite that contains the following tools:

  • Writer, a word processor that creates documents compatible with Word
  • Calc, a spreadsheet that creates Excel-compatible workbooks
  • Impress, presentation software that creates slideshows compatible with PowerPoint
  • Base, a database program which can work with Access databases, as well as most other databases through ADO, ODBC, LDAP, etc.
  • Draw, a drawing program which uses vector graphics
  • Math, an equation editor

Looks like it can do most of what Microsoft Office can do at 0% of the price. Might be worth a look if you’re computing on a budget.