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Default Re: Whats a free "Microsoft Word" clone with good spell check ? - 04-30-2009, 04:08 PM

Let me explain it another way. You come off sounding like you've bought a Honda Fit and are now complaining you can't tow your boat and trailer with it.

Office 2007 runs fine on my Mini 9. I don't see a problem with "bloat" for what it does or what it's capable of.

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Default 05-16-2009, 04:26 PM

If by bloat you mean install space, then you need to customize the install and un-check things you will not use. You can get it down to the bare essentials. I use it and it runs great on my mini.

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Default 06-07-2009, 02:08 PM

Originally Posted by beaulieu View Post
using XP home on a Mini with only 8gb SSD so need to keep it small

What have you got on your mini that 8GB is an issue?

I've got a full XP SP3 install, Office XP (Word, Excell, PowerPoint), Photoshop 7, Firefox, iTunes, Unreal Tournament + 100s of MB of levels, Age of Empires, Half-Life, MAME and a few other odds and ends and after compressing the "Progam Files" folder have almost 2 GB free on my 8GB ssd.

For my music I just bought a 16GB SD card from Staples for $35.00.
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Default 06-10-2009, 06:21 AM

Try this free alternative for Microsoft Word:

Angel Writer is a free text editor allowing you to create impressive documents

Very useful editor, you may think it's like free Microsoft Word - spell check, tables, images, etc. It's free, so you need not Microsoft Office.
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Default 06-21-2009, 04:44 PM

Hands down the best MS Office replacement - The Free and Open Productivity Suite

Open source, totally free, inter-operable with all the MS types and a pretty small footprint to boot.

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Default 07-07-2009, 08:26 AM

Nearly free, Ashampoo office (aka Softmaker Office), which contains Textmaker:

for only $4.99

Textmaker has better word compatibility than OpenOffice and is much lighter than OO or MSO,0
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Default 07-07-2009, 09:33 AM

i use open office at work on my mini, no sweat. - The Free and Open Productivity Suite
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Default 07-11-2009, 07:14 AM

I have been using - The Free and Open Productivity Suite for a while now. Its the best software around!

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Default 12-19-2009, 04:32 AM

I use a version of Office XP w/ the 2007 file compatabilty add-on and it works perfectly. Not only does Office on take up a few hundred MB but it launches super fast.
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Default 12-19-2009, 08:12 PM

Softmaker (Ashampoo) 2008 is now a free download.
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