is a low cost, multi-platform Microsoft Office
for Linux, OS/2, Windows & Solaris.
- StarOffice Writer: Word
Processing. Similar in use and capability to Microsoft Word. Can
import and export Word documents.
- StarOffice Calc:
Spreadsheet. Similar to Microsoft Excel. Can import and export Excel
- StarOffice Impress: Slide
show production. Similar in capability to Microsoft PowerPoint. Can
import many PowerPoint slide shows - some editing may be required.
- StarOffice Draw: A drawing
program for creating illustrations. Similar in use and capability to
- StarOffice Base: AdabasD
database, a program of similar scale to Microsoft Access. Front end
to access Oracle, Informix, Sybase and others.
- StarOffice Schedule: A
network calendar and scheduling program.
- StarOffice Mail: An e-mail
client program, similar in capability to Eudora or Outlook Express.
A newsgroup client for use with Internet newsgroups.
Advantages of StarOffice vs Microsoft Office
- Virus Resistance: StarOffice stops Microsoft Word and Excel viruses cold.
- Low Cost:
StarOffice is free, while the cost of
Microsoft Office continues to increase and the license terms get tighter and tighter
(registration is now mandatory).
crashes much less than Microsoft Office.
- Performance. StarOffice's high performance means you
do not have to upgrade your computers to the level required for MS
- StarOffice Interoperates
with MS Office. StarOffice provides excellent file import/export
compatibility with Microsoft Office. While not 100% perfect,
compatibility between StarOffice and Microsoft Office is generally
better than compatibility among different versions of Microsoft
"Upgrade Madness". StarOffice maintains compatibility