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Who Needs Microsoft?

If you haven’t noticed, a lot of the apps that you’ve previously had to pay for are now being offerend online for free. Google seems to be the leading company replacing each program in Microsoft’s Office Suite one by one.

I know a lot of these websites are still in their infancy stages and might not have all of the features some Microsoft apps may have but I think in no time these websites will rival the real apps. I love using web-based apps because of the wonderful sharing capability. For a lot of my trips, me and my friends have already made use of Google docs, allowing each of us to add/edit any doc. I also share my google calendar with several of my friends! Not only that, but it’s nice to be able to access any of your docs from any computer! Love it. Anyways, Mashable has made a list of 30+ apps that are killing Microsoft. Check it out for some great alternatives.

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Comment from che
Posted: July 10, 2007 at 9:57 am

im still waiting for google to come out with more apps that can fully replace ms outlook. they need some notes and task lists. then id abandon ms outlook forever!!!

and in terms of replacing the os, ive been wanting to try out ubuntu. im thinking of reformatting my laptop and possibly dual booting, haha

Comment from Braden
Posted: July 11, 2007 at 5:40 am

Thanks for this info! Much appreciated.

I myself, am running Ubuntu 7.04 and I love it. Between Ubuntu and OpenOffice, who needs Microsoft anymore?

Comment from yangbot
Posted: July 11, 2007 at 6:05 pm

I agree with cheryl, gmail and google calendar should somehow sync up, that way I can get reminders, to-do lists, etc. The google notebook feature that they have sucks.

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: July 12, 2007 at 9:16 am

gmail and google calendar sort of sync up. you can set dates/appointments/to do things on your calendar and in the notification area you can set it to send you an email reminder? or do you mean something different

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