Over the past few years Ms Office pack is the best pack for office as well as for home use.Ms Office pack is very advance and high processing suit.But if you own a small business or by some reason can’t purchase Ms Office pack then here are 2 most used and good alternative for Ms Office and the good thing is that they are free of cost.
OpenOffice Or OpenOffice.Org is the best alternative for Ms Office.It is an open-source software application suite.OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics and databases.
You can download and use it completely free of charge for any purpose.
It will support almost every file format of Ms Office like of Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms Powerpoint etc.It supports Windows, MacOsx andLinux
Google Docs is a free and web based suit.It is based on cloud computing.Docs support word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, form, and data storage service.It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users.
You can make document in Docs and can directly download it in various format like Excel/Word/Powerpoint, Pdf, OpenOffice, Html etc.
It is a good alternative for Ms Office because you dont need to download any pack and install it.All you just need to do is visit their site and start your work.You need to be sign-in to your Google Account after that you can import files from Excel,Powerpoint Or Word
As Google Docs is currently BETA and new so it has some bugs.But you will hardly face them.