It’s no secret that Microsoft office suite reigns supreme in the market, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only way to go. There are so many nice alternatives to Microsoft Office. SoftMaker Office is one such full featured office suite that has great compatibility with Microsoft Office. If MS office is just out of your budget,then you can go for this sophisticated office suite.
SoftMaker Office contains a TextMaker (word processing), PlanMaker (spreadsheet), Presentations, and BasicMaker (macros for TextMaker and PlanMaker). The developers promise that Softmaker Office 2008 is fully compatible with Microsoft Office formats and OpenDocument Formats. So you can, for example, texts that were written with Microsoft Word can be opened and processed with Softmaker Office 2008.So you can reads and writes all your MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files seamlessly. The same for OpenOffice formats.
SoftMaker, developer of SoftMaker Office for Windows and Windows Mobile, is giving away fully functional, unrestricted version of SoftMaker Office 2008 for Windows and linux for free (The latest version is SoftMaker Office 2010). This includes the fully featured TextMaker, PlanMaker and PresentationMaker applications.
Download SoftMaker Office 2008 free Serial Number
Go to SoftMaker Office 2008 Giveaway page, Enter your Name, Country, Email and select which version you’d like to have (windows, linux, or windows&linux) .
You will soon receive an email with free serial number and all details of download for SoftMaker Office 2008. The SoftMaker Office 2008 promo page and the email you received is in German, so Google Translate will be great help.
SoftMaker Office for Linux comes in .rpm, .deb and .tgz archive with install script. It seems that there are no 64bit files, but you can either force the .deb (dpkg -i –force-all) or .rpm installation or simply use the install script which should work on 64bit too.
Well, I have to admit that SoftMaker Office 2008 is a little old. So I’d rather suggest you try Kingsoft Office 2010