If the $399.00 price tag for Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) is a bit steep for your budget, then the comparable Open Office Software is the perfect solution. It has all that Microsoft Office offers, except the price. The cost? Free.
Open Office components include word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, data charting, formula editing, a database, and file conversion facilities (including those for Microsoft Office formats).
What’s the Catch?
There is no catch. Open Office is released under the LGPL license, which means you can use it for any purpose including business use, you may install it on as many computers as you need to, and you can even make copies and share it with your friends.