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Ever heard of OpenOffice? Well, it is an open source office application suite from sun.com. It has all the essential functionality of Microsoft Office without the hefty $200 plus price tag. It is free! It has the following primary applications:
Writer – word processor
Calc – spread sheet
Impress – presentation program
Draw – graphics package
Base – desktop database
Math – equations/formula creator for your documents