OpenOffice.org alternatives - Part 2

OpenOffice.org logo It's time to resume this new series on looking at alternative free software office suites to OpenOffice.org. In the last part, I looked at word processing alternatives to Writer, and for this part - yeah, you guessed it - I'm going to look at the number crunching spreadsheet side of things.

At the risk of being a bit repetitive, there are really only two mainstream competitors to OOo Calc ...

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OpenOffice.org alternatives - Part 1

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The free software office suite OpenOffice.org is great for many office productivity tasks and in a lot of cases can prove to be very useful. However, it's easy to forget that there are other open source alternatives to OOo for almost all portions of the suite. Also, with the OpenDocument Format (ODF) standard, you can be free to pick and choose which suite you use, as almost all ...

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Cygwin - bring the Linux command line to Windows

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Cygwin is a great application. What it allows you to do is bring the command line environment and many commands from the Linux world onto a Windows machine. If you have no choice but to use a Windows-based computer, yet you wish to have the power and flexibility of a Unix system, then Cygwin is for you.

Technically speaking, Cygwin is:

  • A DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a Linux ...

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