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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 04 11:55 am    Post subject: Which free software for working from home?  Reply with quote    

I've been given permission, subject to providing myself with suitable conditions, to work from home one day a week.

I'll need...

broadband with suitable security stuff - tick
computer - have basic one, looking at a new, cheap Dell - almost tick
MS office compatible office suite (so I can transfer files - have been recommended Open Office
email software - someone has suggested Thunderbird

Does anyone have experience of Thunderbird and Open Office? Open Office is the recommendation of our office techie so I'm pretty happy with that, but Thunderbird has just been suggested to me by our finance director, who is going to install Firefox on my work PC for me.

If my working from home is successful I might turn my experiences in to a beginners guide as home-working is "very DS" .

mrsnesbitt



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 04 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

"very DS" ???

Bugs



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 04 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Very Downsizer!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 04 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
get it!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 04 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have open office on the Linux PC.

We also have a copy of Firefox on the latest PC Plus CD, something to install while the Christmas Dinner is on.

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 04 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I tried OpenOffice and fpund it a bit fiddly, don't know anything about Thunderbird though.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 04 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
We have open office on the Linux PC.

We also have a copy of Firefox on the latest PC Plus CD, something to install while the Christmas Dinner is on.


Ahh. Hey Treacodactyl, we must get together sometime over a glass of wine or three and chat about this. Your place or mine?

Bugs



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 04 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
I tried OpenOffice and fpund it a bit fiddly, don't know anything about Thunderbird though.


Have you used any other Office alternatives? You use Outlook for email though, am I right?

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 04 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I use Outlook and MS Office cos that's what we use at work. Never tried anything else for my mail although there are allegedly many better free options. I'm always open to suggestions though.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 04 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I use the mail client which comes with the complete mozilla install at work and if that is anything to go by thunderbird should be fine

I also really like firefox which we use as home (I use straight mozilla at work) and really like tabbed browsing which makes like much easier

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 04 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So is thunderbird a mail client then?

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 04 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Forget that, yes it is. I might try it

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 04 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

OpenOffice I find preferable to MS office

FireFox is great.

Thunderbird - no idea.

jema

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 04 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've just installed thunderbird so I'll let you know.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 04 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
I've just installed thunderbird so I'll let you know.


Great...I'll be able to interview you for my article

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