LibreOffice is almost a drop-in replacement for the Microsoft Office line of products (excluding Office 2007/2010 due to the proprietary ribbon interface). LibreOffice runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple Mac OS X and others.
The following components are available:
- Writer (word processor)
- Calc (spreadsheet)
- Impress (presentations)
- Draw (drawing)
- Base (single-user database)
If you are currently a modest Microsoft Office user you will find LibreOffice a breeze to use and like us will grow to prefer it. And, just like Firefox, you can extend the functionality of LibreOffice by installing freely downloadable extensions.