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2005-12-06

[Software] No More OWIEs !

Gettin' tired of the OWIE (Office-Windows-InternetExploder) Critical Security Breach of the week club?

Well, some public-spirited folks have made it easy to migrate away from who-knows-what-ware from M$ and onto software which is actually documented, down to the source code, so professionals can figure out if it's safe. Folks like SourceForge (a project of OSDN out in Beaverton) figure they'll make a buck if they give you their software, profiting from customizing it and supporting it.

That also includes OpenOffice, a competent suite of free programs which reads and writes Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, and does much, much more.

And, here's a head start on learning OpenOffice: Free downloadable training videos. Free is a very good price.