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Alternatives to MS Products
Ever since I swore off Microsoft Products last year, I have led a fuller
and more productive life. I write this from my Power Computing (Alas, we
hardly knew you) PowerBase 240/603, running MacOS 8. I have been able to
find alternatives to all the MS products I used to use (Thank Gd for
WordPerfect!), save one.. Excel. I loathe using MS Excel as much as any
other MS product, even more so, since it installs countless extensions in
my System Folder, and refuses to run if even one of these extensions (with
cryptic names, and no description) is missing. I would so much like to
replace this overweight, crash prone, piece of CrapWare from my Mac, but I
can't, for lack of an alternative.
Does anyone know of a powerful, full featured, Mac OS 8 friendly
spreadsheet product, from a company who is committed to updating that
product, up to and including a Rhapsody version?
Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
P.S. Steve Jobs has some big news up his sleeve at a press conference
tomorrow. I know Apple climbed into bed with MS in August, but they are
still a good hardware alternative for the home or educational user. I'll be
watching, and I urge you to as well.
(If you get this before the Monday stock market opens, here's a hint: Buy
AAPL. Its on the NASDAQ)
LONG LIVE APPLE
Daniel J. Fox
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
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