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InfoWorld: It is sometimes desirable to muddle on without the best-selling applications

May 01, 1999, 12:18 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)

Nicholas Petreley's latest 'Down to the Wire' column.

"I've been doing some spring cleaning, and I've recovered a lot of disk space in the process. The first thing to go was Microsoft Office 97 and Outlook 98..."

"The only potential problem with giving up Microsoft Office is the fact that people still send me Word documents and Excel files. Star Division's StarOffice 5.0 reads these files quite nicely, though. That's one of the reasons that StarOffice has earned a permanent place on my hard drive. The other reason is that StarOffice runs on Linux as well as on Windows, and I've been spending nearly all of my time in Linux as of late..."

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