"Whether your small business has been around for years
or you're just starting out, it simply makes good sense to use open
source software for everything from managing your office network to
putting together slide decks for your next client presentation.
Open source software is inexpensive (and often free!), secure, and
easy to customize to the unique needs of your company. Unlike many
commercial applications on the market today, you can even find
in-depth, no-cost tech support from within the user community.
"When you're ready to set up your office with the best open
source software, it's hard to know where to start. Here's a toolkit
of our favorite must-have applications, along with what you need to
know to get your office up and running in no time.
"Office Suite – OpenOffice.org 3
"It's true we talk about OpenOffice.org a lot, but that's
because it's such a wonderful suite of office applications. From
word-processing and spreadsheets to databases and presentations,
there's practically nothing this collection of apps can't do."
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