I am getting a new (refurbished) laptop, and I am wondering if anyone has had experience with the free Kingsoft product. I’d rather use it than spend $$$ on Microsoft Office. Kingsoft got good reviews on CNET, and it has all the basics I need (except Outlook-style email).
By the way, one of the reasons I bought a refurbished laptop, besides that it’s a heck of a lot cheaper, is that it seems all new ones come with the dreaded Windows 8.
I started using OpenOffice about eight years ago and I’ve never looked back. It’s awesome and has/does everything I need. And I know some people think Libre and King are even better. Granted I don’t have Outlook, but with gmail and Google calendar I haven’t missed it. You can’t really go wrong by trying one of the free, open sources, right?