Software Alternatives

Looking for alternative to restrictive, "buggy" and sometimes expensive commercial software? It's out there and yours for the taking. Legally. There is no reason whatsoever why you should be forced to use specific brands of software on a computer for which you've given your hard-earned dollars. Home users, small offices, and corporate enterprises alike can benefit from Open Source and free software alternatives.

We encourage you to research the free and open source software alternatives that's we've listed here. There are literally thousands upon thousands of applications available for download from reputable internet sites. Here are some of our top recommendations for a more productive, secure, and inexpensive work environment. is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute. We at Tulsa Computer Repair HIGHLY recommend 3 as an alternative to Microsoft Office. OpenOffice is compatible with all Office document formats and includes a word processor, spreadsheet, database, and presentation application, among others. Home and office users can benefit greatly from OpenOffice, not only from its ease-of-use but from the financial savings as well.

The applications included with the 3 download are:

Writer (Word equivalent)
Impress ( Powerpoint equivalent)
Math (a component for mathmatical equations)
Draw (a graphics and diagrams application)
Calc (Excel equivalent)
Base (Access equivalent)


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