mysoul, on 26 August 2012 - 12:45 AM, said:
WİNDOWS 7 HOME PREMİUM X64
Libre Office,has been a not too satisfying an experience,
so i'm looking for recommendations here,for a FREE alternative,
that will do the basics.
Nothing fancy with plenty of features,
just want a good and stable program.
İ just got forced by M/soft,to aquire an Outlook e-mail address
( i was left with no choice)so i'm in need of good news,thanks.
Yeah, in Win7 you are forced to Outlook and Windows Live Mail. As far as an alternative to LibreOffice, though I can't say it's much better: Lotus Symphony
is free. I didn't like it, and uninstalled. I'm not sure it will work in Win7. Probably won't. Almost nothing works, in 64-bit. Of the three (Open, Libre and Symphony), Libre is the better of them. But not to my taste. It is VERY much like older versions of Word.
There's another alternative, though not free. Search in Amazon on a paid program you want, some of the vendors will sell new or used-but-uninstalled versions of the program at very low prices. Be careful to verify that the program is NOT 'oem' (meaning, bundled with the sale of someone's computer), and not an 'upgrade', and that you'll be getting the product key. I just did that for a bunch of other programs I'm trying out.
Win7 might not run it. MS wants you to buy its later versions. On Home Premium you often cannot run older Windows programs, even if it's 32-bit, let alone 64-bit. Suggest you go to MS Answer forums and search on a program you want, see if it's compatible in Win7 64-bit. Probably nothing but Office 2010+, and I'm not even sure of that. I didn't like those programs, either, even if they were free (and they aren't).
But there is some good news: Outlook is a pretty decent program, though its later versions aren't as good as 2000-2002, which you cannot run in Win7. High learning curve in Outlook, but it can be helpful. It will do email, organize, let you structure notes and events and many other things.
The other thing you can do is google on '64-bit programs for Windows 7' and see what you get.
This post has been edited by brainout: 30 August 2012 - 11:53 PM