The Best Microsoft Word Alternatives That Are Totally Free

Microsoft's titan of a word processor is used almost everywhere by almost everyone, but what if you don't want to spend seven bucks a month? Here are our favorite alternatives to Word. They're all free, they're all capable of working with the ubiquitous .docx format, and they all offer some very useful features on top… » 7/24/14 11:13am 7/24/14 11:13am

Your Palm Pre Can Now Run Basically Any Linux Application

iPhone OS is on perpetual lockdown. Android hacking's boring, considering the platform's Linux credentials. It's webOS, Palm's Linux-based OS, where some of the best gratuitous, for-the-hell-of-it hacking is taking place nowadays. Exhibit A: OpenOffice, running on a Pre. A Pre! » 4/09/10 3:00pm 4/09/10 3:00pm

Blackberry Internet Service 3.0 Documents Leak: Gmail Syncing Ahoy

Blackberry users who have been frustrated by their phone's inability to properly sync Gmail can unclench their fists. Documents detailing the new features of the upcoming BIS 3.0 show Gmail syncing and WMA support are on the way. » 2/06/10 11:23am 2/06/10 11:23am

OpenOfficeMouse Is An 18 Button Freak, But I Want It

18 programmable buttons. E-I-G-H-T-E-E-N! Forget the 512k of flash memory, analog Xbox 360-style joystick, basic scroll wheel and whatever-else-is-in-there. 18 buttons! Yes, I'm a button lover. Yes, I just had an orgasm. And yes, I will waste $75 on this. » 11/06/09 4:19pm 11/06/09 4:19pm

OpenOffice 3.1 is Now Available

The Open Office guys have upgraded their already-comprehensive office suite. New features include improved screen appearance, further grammar checker integration, formula hints, improved sorting, and performance enhancements. Get it here. [OpenOffice via CrunchGear] » 5/11/09 5:04pm 5/11/09 5:04pm

OpenOffice Openly Courting Dell

OpenOffice, every geek's choice for getting work done without lining Bill Gates' pants with more diamond-studded gold, wants to get on Dell's computers, and they want it badly. John McCreesh, Marketing Project Lead for OpenOffice, has written an open letter to Michael Dell sucking up and laying out why it would be… » 3/13/07 5:15pm 3/13/07 5:15pm

I-O Data USB Key With Free Software

Remember how TaxCut was shipped on a Kingston 256MB Flash drive? This is kind of like that, except the drives come with free software like OpenOffice, Migo, Pass2Go and ACDSee—though the last three are demos. The USB drives come in 512MB, 1GB and 2GB sizes. An interesting idea for people who don't have broadband to… » 6/28/06 8:06pm 6/28/06 8:06pm