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adirongWed Mar-14-12 04:46 PM
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"Office Suite X vs Open Office"


          

Anyone have any comments on which open source office suite they like better? I never heard of Office Suite X before and I already have Open Office. I really would like to have Microsoft Office 2010 but just don't want to fork out the bucks right now unless someone can point me to a good sale. I need it mainly for updating my resume in word format atm. Course using excel spreadsheets etc. is necessary too.

I was about to install Office Suite X and Avira seemed to notice some spyware so I removed it and I've temporarily halted the install. Any thots would be appreciated.

https://www.download-free.com/office-suite

Thanks,

Adirondack Girl

  

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MSUWed Mar-14-12 05:04 PM
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#1. "RE: Office Suite X vs Open Office"
In response to adirong (Reply # 0)
Wed Mar-14-12 05:06 PM by MSU

  

          

Considering I'm having a heck of a time finding a home page for it and virtually no information about it other than that download site you linked to, I'd stay away from it. Plus on that site it says it was developed from the Open Office source code. So why not just use Open Office? Especially since you already have Open Office.

MSU

  

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adirongWed Mar-14-12 05:11 PM
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#2. "RE: Office Suite X vs Open Office"
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You make good sense, I was wondering about that myself!!

Adirondack Girl

  

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therubeWed Mar-14-12 05:41 PM
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#3. "RE: Office Suite X vs Open Office"
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IT IS BOGUS!


All they are doing is putting a "wrapper" onto someone else's work (download). They are open about it, kind of - if you happen to look, but otherwise, they are about nothing except to deceive.

"InstallSphere Installation Manager"
https://www.download-free.com/learn-more

Quote:

How Are We Able To Provide Free Software?

We're able to offer free software because we are advertiser supported. During the installation process of your desired software, you will be presented with opt in offers from our advertising partners. If you do not want to install any of these offers, please select the 'Decline' button. Note that all of these Additional Software Options are COMPLETELY OPTIONAL and you only have to install them if you want to. There is absolutely no obligation to accept. If you are interested and choose to accept, you will help us to offer more free software in the future. Again, there is no obligation to accept any offers and you have the option to decline all advertisements and still install and use the full version of the software for free.



See:

"Emsisoft: Beware Download Wrappers"
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r26981502-Emsisoft-Beware-Download-Wrappers

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therubeWed Mar-14-12 05:45 PM
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#4. "RE: Office Suite X vs Open Office"
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Lets download "RAR Software Free".

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BANK OF AMERICA.COM ONLINE BANKING SUCKS IN THE HUGEST WAY IMAGINABLE

Newegg.com's new image gallery layout sucks in the hugest way imaginable too !
And now they're using JavaScript to "turn" pages to boot ! SUCKS

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jmcWed Mar-14-12 06:02 PM
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#5. "RE: Office Suite X vs Open Office"
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One Dead Giveaway about what your getting is when it says "Free Download". Anytime you see "Free Download" there is always some kind
of "gotcha". It means what it says. Free to "Download" but not necessarily to have for free.

  

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therubeWed Mar-14-12 06:02 PM
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#6. "RE: Office Suite X vs Open Office"
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Wed Mar-14-12 06:13 PM by therube

  

          

"UnRAR" For Windows




Window title says "RAR Software Setup".
So we must be installing "RAR", right?
WRONG!
And if you don't look, you would think that the License Agreement is for "RAR?, right?
WRONG!




Since this is nothing but a "stub" installer, it needs to download more (goodies).




Now here is the real license agreement for ... for what, I'm not sure? Some "Un-Zip for Windows", whatever that is.
Note the part about "modified".

Hey, Malwarebytes thinks something is amiss! (Adware Gameplaylabs, sounds like fun.)
But I know what I'm doing, cause IWANTTHIS-US.EXE!




Some 'ol temp file left around. (Using a real copy of 7zip to view its contents.)




Some bogus "Un-Rar for Windows" on the left. A real copy of 7z922 on the right.
Again notice the "modified" (though the license calls it "Un-Zip").

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BANK OF AMERICA.COM ONLINE BANKING SUCKS IN THE HUGEST WAY IMAGINABLE

Newegg.com's new image gallery layout sucks in the hugest way imaginable too !
And now they're using JavaScript to "turn" pages to boot ! SUCKS

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therubeWed Mar-14-12 06:05 PM
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#7. "RE: Office Suite X vs Open Office"
In response to adirong (Reply # 0)


  

          

And here is what you're left with, a surprise?
It looks like 7zip, it says "Un-Rar" or "Un-RAR".
What is it? Only your hairdresser knows.

SURPRISE!


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BANK OF AMERICA.COM ONLINE BANKING SUCKS IN THE HUGEST WAY IMAGINABLE

Newegg.com's new image gallery layout sucks in the hugest way imaginable too !
And now they're using JavaScript to "turn" pages to boot ! SUCKS

Attachment #1, (png file)

  

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ShellyWed Mar-14-12 06:30 PM
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#8. "RE: Office Suite X vs Open Office"
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What a deal!

They allow you to download free software at no charge.

Shelly

  

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Zeke36Wed Mar-14-12 08:12 PM
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#9. "RE: Office Suite X vs Open Office"
In response to adirong (Reply # 0)


          

I've been using LibreOffice. It was developed by some people that worked on OpenOffice. Or you could just use OpenOffice.

LibreOffice

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adirongThu Mar-15-12 02:34 PM
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#10. "RE: Office Suite X vs Open Office"
In response to Zeke36 (Reply # 9)


          

thanks, like I said, I'm mostly interested in updating my resume and looking for some nice templates that are compatible with word. I wish I could afford to just run out and purchase Office 2010, life would be so much easier, lol. Thanks all.

Adirondack Girl

  

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MSUThu Mar-15-12 05:34 PM
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#11. "RE: Office Suite X vs Open Office"
In response to adirong (Reply # 10)


  

          

What about an older version of Office? Office 2007 Home and Student version can be found for a good bit less than Office 2010. Depends on what you feel is too much.

MSU

  

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Long Island UmpireFri Mar-16-12 12:07 PM
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#12. "RE: Office Suite X vs Open Office"
In response to adirong (Reply # 10)


  

          

Have you checked out the free templates from OpenOffice?

http://templates.services.openoffice.org/

http://www.kaaredyret.dk/openoffice_links.html#More








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