Free Word or free-er OpenOffice?
February 15, 2007 1:52 PM Subscribe
So we know that OpenOffice.org is a better value
than MSWord...but is it really BETTER?
posted by sarahkeebs to Computers & Internet (41 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I've just started using a brand-new Vista-included (though currently running XP Media Centre) Toshiba laptop. It came with WordPad and OneNote (both useless), so I've been using GoogleDocs for note-taking (I'm a law student). However, it's time to begin writing term papers and other heavy content docs with lots or formatting and footnotes and such, and GoogleDocs won't cut it. Should I upload my old school (but free!) MSWord on my shiny new machine, or can I shrug off the MS-dependency and make the leap to OpenOffice?
FWIW, I'm not very computer-savvy generally, but I am willing to do a little more work/learning to use a better program...