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Corel and ThinkFree launch netbook Office Suites

June 18, 2009 at 8:33 pm


Corel Netbook Office SuiteTwo companies have announced Office Suites that have been tailored for netbooks. Corel has launched its Home Office Suite targeted for netbooks, which includes three applications to handle word-processing, spreadsheets and presentations. These apps have full support of Microsoft Office and can also export PDFs. The suite is available for download or on a USB stick from Corel and costs $69.99.

In terms of technical requirements, you’ll need to have Windows XP (or Vista) installed and also, bizarrely, a screen resolution of 1024 x 768. This is strange considering most netbooks have a resolution of 1024 x 600.

We also have ThinkFree, who has launched its own Office Suite, including a word, spreadsheet and presentation app. This program supports the standard netbook resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. This particular program is compatible with all operating systems including Windows, Linux and Mac. The software suite runs $39.95, but for a limited time you can pick it up for $24.95 by using the coupon code THINKFREE.

Personally, I’m not sure whether tech-savvy users would find these applications attractive, especially since the excellent (and free) OpenOffice works so well on netbooks. However, if you’re not a fan of OpenOffice, then both office suites can be downloaded as a trial version.

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