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Just to re-instate advice from a moved post:

the above mentioned program has a good review HERE but seems to be a 'pay for' program.

another free program reccomended for defragging is JKDefrag (download from here ) but i guess these will be useless till you get your download working again :D

you fn skin flint! :angry:

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but is it free! :lol::lol:

Of course it's free! Best thing since sliced bread and open source. If you feel a pressing need to pay for support ($35) there's Star Office, which is a supported version of the same basic code. OO comes bundled with Ubuntu so you don't even have to install it.

http://www.sun.com/software/staroffice/

Several (otherwise deluded) Windoze users I know use OO instead of shelling out a small fortune for MSO. Nor is it a second best! Can't understand why people continue to pay good money for MSO (or put themselves on the wrong side of the law by pirating it).

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Of course it's free! Best thing since sliced bread and open source. If you feel a pressing need to pay for support ($35) there's Star Office, which is a supported version of the same basic code. OO comes bundled with Ubuntu so you don't even have to install it.

http://www.sun.com/software/staroffice/

Several (otherwise deluded) Windoze users I know use OO instead of shelling out a small fortune for MSO. Nor is it a second best! Can't understand why people continue to pay good money for MSO (or put themselves on the wrong side of the law by pirating it).

i have tried open office and was put off as its a bit to basic and very limited. i suppose its ok for typing a letter or two, or perhaps the shopping list but thats where it stops.

hold on i just thought i would give it another shot and tried to get the lastest version and whats this its not free anymore! :lol::lol::lol:

if its so free why do you need a credit card? membership? and why are they trying to say you cant do presentations with ms office? :blink: what is power point for then!

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i have tried open office and was put off as its a bit to basic and very limited. i suppose its ok for typing a letter or two, or perhaps the shopping list but thats where it stops.

hold on i just thought i would give it another shot and tried to get the lastest version and whats this its not free anymore! :lol::lol::lol:

Are you sure that's not a Star Office page? Here is the download page for OO (and it says it's still free though they do tout for donations) http://download.openoffice.org/

Whoops that was Linux specific! The general download page is here: http://download.openoffice.org/other.html#en-US

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Are you sure that's not a Star Office page? Here is the download page for OO (and it says it's still free though they do tout for donations) http://download.openoffice.org/

Whoops that was Linux specific! The general download page is here: http://download.openoffice.org/other.html#en-US

i but thats the old version not the 2009 version! so they've getting people hooked now there going to reel in the profits! :huh: must have be inspired buy mr gates! :lol::lol:

http://openoffice.3-suite.com/index.asp?af...k&se=google it says its free until half way through the sign up :mellow:

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i but thats the old version not the 2009 version! so they've getting people hooked now there going to reel in the profits! :huh: must have be inspired buy mr gates! :lol::lol:

http://openoffice.3-suite.com/index.asp?af...k&se=google it says its free until half way through the sign up :mellow:

What 3.0.1 isn't the new version? I'm still using 2.4 and its fine.

Just tried to download the .deb of 3.0.1 from the last link I gave, and it comes in no hassle. I can live with them charging windoze users - IF that's what they are really doing. But I suspect that's a free download from that page too. Pity! :D

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Woah - that isn't a Sun site! :angry: Read the small print at the bottom.

Disclaimer: This website has no affiliation whatsoever with the owner of this software program and does not re-sell or license software. All software is freeware and/or shareware with the understanding that the user may need or want to pay for it later. Membership is for unlimited access to our site's resources. We provide an organized website with links to third party freeware and shareware software, technical support, tutorials and step by step guides.

Some kind of con I think. As always on the Internet - beware!!

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Woah - that isn't a Sun site! :angry: Read the small print at the bottom.

Some kind of con I think. As always on the Internet - beware!!

another reason to stay with ms office i think! i hate free software there's always catches and cons if there not circulating your data to every spammer in the world there duping people into paying for a free service :angry: anyway bill gates is now giving back his fortune to the needy :) long live king bill

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another reason to stay with ms office i think! i hate free software there's always catches and cons if there not circulating your data to every spammer in the world there duping people into paying for a free service :angry: anyway bill gates is now giving back his fortune to the needy :) long live king bill

How can you hate free software when you never pay for any yourself?

You use Sun's java on your computer for free but you won't use their open source office suite - because err.. Bill Gates is so kind and needs the money. :) All sounds like double standards to me.

So Sun should be punished because someone is trying to rip people off selling their free software, but Microsoft should be rewarded because they haven't got around to raiding you for pirating their products - yet!? Strange world you inhabit! :D :D

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How can you hate free software when you never pay for any yourself?

You use Sun's java on your computer for free but you won't use their open source office suite - because err.. Bill Gates is so kind and needs the money. :) All sounds like double standards to me.

So Sun should be punished because someone is trying to rip people off selling their free software, but Microsoft should be rewarded because they haven't got around to raiding you for pirating their products - yet!? Strange world you inhabit! :D:D

i dont hate some free software such as mysql, linux, unix, flashget, daemon tools, astroburn, abgx360, dvdmulleter i just hate pointless disk fillers like ccleaner etc etc. open office is ok and if you dont wont ms office cause it costs to much or you have got a consence :lol::lol::lol:

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So hold on then... is the latest release of 'Open' Office free or what?

It's free - even the Windys edition! Just make sure you get it directly and not by a middleman.

http://download.openoffice.org/other.html#en-US

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