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▀uljarse
17-12-2002, 11:53 AM
I hate using software like Microsoft Office, Norton etc, commercial crap, due to the fact that it installs huge amounts of files that are supposed to help control my system and help me. This doesn't seem to happen. I love those (usually freeware) products that do exactly what you want them to and only that. Why the f' do I need speech control for my word processor when I've been using a keyboard for 10 years, a speech control that doesn't even bloody work (Office XP). I'm looking for an alternative to proggies such as Word as well as some nice basic antivirus software. Anything else coming into the latter would be cool too. To anyone who reply's, thanks!

cyberchuck
17-12-2002, 12:23 PM
Hey

> I hate using software like Microsoft Office, Norton etc, commercial crap, due to the fact that it installs huge amounts of files that are supposed to help control my system and help me.
Supposed to. Although most software vendors install useless bits of data here and there... It does get annoying though when they don't uninstall all the data they put on in the first place.


> This doesn't seem to happen. I love those (usually freeware) products that do exactly what you want them to and only that.
Amen to Freeware programs

> Why the f' do I need speech control for my word processor when I've been using a keyboard for 10 years, a speech control that doesn't even bloody work (Office XP).
I don't use speech control. I find I can type faster than I can talk

I'm looking for an alternative to proggies such as Word as well as some nice basic antivirus software. Anything else coming into the latter would be cool too.

openoffice.org (http://www.openoffice.org) has a free office suite that can read .DOC, .XLS files, etc
AVG Antivirus (http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_index.htm?session=5e91fa9f70d6567bde11404e478a7 f57) is a free virus scanner, otherwise you could try McAfee's online scanning service?
ZoneAlarm (http://www.zonelabs.com) has a free Firewall, which does get kinda big and annoying, but it does the job

and if your sick of Windows why not switch to Linux??


CyberChuck

crozier
17-12-2002, 01:10 PM
Cyberchuck's given you a few options which are well worth looking at. Much of it has been given away on various magazine CDs over recent months. I would also suggest using a word processor that filters out the offensive undertones in both your topic and user name. I don't understand why you decided to come across in such an angry manner when asking people to devote their time to help you. Remember: you catch more flies with jam than with vinegar. Many of the extraneous options in Office can be uninstalled or not istalled in the first place. Speech control works very well if you take the time to configure it correctly. But why did you buy it if you felt this way about "software like Microsoft Office, Norton etc, commercial crap"?