[NBLUG/talk] I'm on the war path now!

Bill Kendrick nbs at sonic.net
Tue May 31 10:44:40 PDT 2005

On Mon, May 30, 2005 at 05:13:30PM -0700, E Frank Ball wrote:
> OpenOffice runs on Windows and Linux.  Compatibility with msword docs,
> and powerpoint files is good, but far from perfect.  It's as huge and
> slow as office.  On Linux there is gnumeric for excel files.  It works
> well and is fast.  There is also abiword for msword docs, another faster
> stand alone program.

I believe Gnumeric and Abiword work on Windows, as well.

See sites like:


  GNUWin II (no longer maintained?)

  The Open Source Software CD

And, of course, the likes of Freshmeat.net and SourceForge.net.

For example, FM lets you browse by Operating System.  "Windows" is here
(and is broken down into Cygwin, Win 3.1, Win95/98/ME, WinCE and WinNT/2K/XP)


Good luck!

bill at newbreedsoftware.com

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