Microsoft Office Alternatives

The only 2 real Microsoft Office Alternatives are OpenOffice and LibreOffice. I have been lucky enough to support and use Microsoft Office, OpenOffice and LibreOffice in the work place and personal. If you are familiar with using Microsoft Office, you’ll be fine making the transition to OpenOffice or LibreOffice. Both programs are virtually identical and will not leave you short on office tools. Currently Microsoft Office 365 plus 1TB of OneDrive can be had for $69.99 per year. That’s not bad. However, these open source office suites are finely tuned, fast and bug free. Not to mention, OpenOffice and LibreOffice are completely free. Or donate, they deserve it. These open source office suite alternatives are slowly becoming more attractive to the paying Microsoft Office customer and soon to be in the workplace everywhere. Businesses will eventually figure out how much money they could be saving by using a product that performs exactly the same as Microsoft Office but is free.

Currently I have LibreOffice 4.4.4 installed on my Windows 8.1 computer. If I need to create an invoice, document, presentation and email or print, I can. Microsoft Office, OpenOffice and LibreOffice work well together. Each program offers many file formats to “save as” for cross platform compatibility.

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Dropbox vs Onedrive vs Google Drive vs Google Plus

Dropbox vs Onedrive vs Google Drive vs Google Plus In my personal option, all these cloud services work well. I currently use the ones I mentioned on a daily basis. The “environment/platform” in which these cloud services run on, “could” influence their behavior. Keep your machine clean from garbage and these cloud services should run smooth. If you really want to know, I runDropbox on my Macbook Pro. I also run Google Drive on my Macbook Pro. Both cloud services run great! As my primary real-time cloud storage solution on my Windows 10 machine, I use OneDrive only. I say “only” because I ran Google Drive on my Windows 8 and 10 computers for a few years, but had a few issues. As of now, my favorite is OneDrive. But who knows in a few months when Google has another update.

HP DV7 4285DX Gaming Review

HP dv7 4285dx Gaming Review

You might have seen my other video where I unbox the Asus G73. Well, unfortunately I was forced to return it due to a defect in the screen. So I ended up getting the HP dv7 4285dx instead. Why? Because this one was $799 and the Asus was $1,199, big difference. Not to mention this particular HP comes with the new ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370 and the Intel Core i5 and 6 gigs of ram.

At the time of this video I would recommend this computer to anyone. The price is right, it is very capable to play most of the newer games on medium settings at or above 60 fps. The i5 CPU is super fast and 6 gigs of ram is plenty for most of us.