Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Free Stuff

This should be interesting....

Resuming an old rivalry, International Business Machines Corp. is launching a software giveaway that takes aim at Microsoft Corp. on the office desktop.

Today, IBM plans to post on the Internet a package of its own software with applications that square off against components of Microsoft's ubiquitous Office suite -- a word processor to rival Word, a spreadsheet to go up against Excel and business-presentation software as an alternative to PowerPoint.

Never have been much of a fan of Symphony and I absolutely hate Lotus Notes but for some this might be better than shelling out the price for MS Home Office. There will, of course, be loads of compatibility issues.

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