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Even Free I don’t think MS Works is worth it

by Tris Hussey on August 1st, 2007

 Gee I guess MSFT is feeling the heat from all the free office options out there:

Microsoft has released the new version of Microsoft Works as a free, ad supported office package that will compete directly with Open Office and Google Docs & Spreadsheets.

The Works package offers word processing, spreadsheet and slide (powerpoint) functionality partially based on code from older versions of Microsoft Office. Source: Microsoft Offers Works For Free

So … you going to jump on that bandwagon?  I wouldn’t.  I’ve always hated MS Works.  It’s pretty stripped down and the spreadsheet didn’t play nice with XL (maybe that will be different in v9).  Really if you’re dying for a free office suite … Yeah Google Docs & Spreadsheets coupled with OpenOffice is going to work for you just dandy.

POSTED IN: PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Software tips

2 opinions for Even Free I don’t think MS Works is worth it

  • Matt
    Aug 2, 2020 at 4:09 am

    I agree… I had to use Microsoft Works for a period of 1+ years in the past, and I couldn’t *stand* it. I guess if you learned to love Works, then you’d be happy by this news? :P

  • Tris Hussey
    Aug 3, 2020 at 8:44 am

    I think if you learned to love Works … you deserve to be stuck with it!

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