OpenOffice vs. Microsoft Office

A side by side comparison by Ken Burr, Staff Writer

PRICE & USABILITY

  • Price
  • Free
  • $149.99-$499.99
  • Usability
  • Easy - Anyone who has used Word or Excel 2003 will feel comfortable in Write and Calc
  • Moderate - Due to 2010 changes, the average user may requireadditional training and support for the new version

SYSTEM SUPPORT

  • Files(.doc, .xls)
  • OpenDocument
  • PDF
  • Import with free plugin
  • Import with free plugin
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Unix

COMPATIBILITY AND PERFORMANCE

  • Compatibility
  • Full Compatibility
  • Full Compatibility
  • Performance
  • Programs are made in Java
    and are well known to all
    platforms—does require a bit
    more memory and processing
  • Optimized for Windows, lighter
    in memory to run
  • Download OpenOffice for Free
  • Download OpenOffice for Free

MICROSOFT OFFICE LINKS