No-cost office suites for the Mac

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This article and something I saw earlier on the web today reminded me that not everyone is aware of office productivity suites for the Mac that are available for no cost.

Microsoft grants Mac Office 11th-hour reprieve
ComputerWorld / Gregg Keizer

Just a day before Microsoft was to have retired Office 2004 for Mac by ending updates and fixes, including security patches, the company said it would instead extend the five-year-old suite’s support until Jan. 10, 2012.

The list of no-cost suites include:

Symphony word processing logo

The first two are available on several Linux desktop distributions as well as Microsoft Windows. They each include at least a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software.


One Comment

  1. Hi Bob,

    Did you know that Microsoft Office Live Web Apps will also be available free for Mac? Check out the product at: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/2010office/docs/OfficeWebAppsFS.doc

    Cheers,
    Andy
    MSFT Office Live Outreach
    http://www.facebook.com/officelive

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