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The members have spoken in this years 2007 Members Choice poll.
The results are not at all surprising, or are they?
A total of 348 participants cast 482 votes in this years Member Choice Poll for Office Suites.
Our first place winner of this years poll is Microsoft Office [all versions for Windows pre-Vista] with 155 votes.
In second place, Microsoft Office 2007 [all versions included], with 108 votes for second place.
Coming in third place, with a vote count of 100, is the open source software, Open Office.
Rounding out the top 5, in fourth place with 20 votes is Microsoft Office for Mac, and in fifth with a vote count of 17 is OpenOffice.org Portable Office.
The entire poll can be looked at from this link, »[POLL] Office Suite - 2008 Member Choice .
The results of this poll shows that while Open Office has a good following, and increased it's showing from last years vote count of 66, Microsoft still commands the office suite environment. In fact, if we combine the top two figures for Microsoft Office [all versions], the vote count is 263, a very impressive figure. A lot of this is due to the fact that folks are integrated into the Microsoft products because this is what school, work, or even their personal feelings dictate.
But this also shows that there are folks out there ready for a change, be it in free software, compatible software to whatever Microsoft has, or just plain wanting to try something different.
Bottom line is, if you're looking for a good office suite, then look at what the members here voted for, then decide with your pocketbook if it meets your criteria for what you want or need.
And remember, the Software Forum is a good place to ask questions if your answer is not here.
I would like to thank the MODs for letting me put together this poll, and for the members that voted in it. Without you, this FAQ would not be possible.