Ashampoo Office a a tiny humble suite that consisted of a word processor (textmaker), a spreadsheet program (planmaker) and a presentation software (presentation). This suite takes just 39.77MB of install space, and 33.25MB of memory.

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Created by Harry Jensen 12 years 23 weeks ago
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12 years 23 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago


Not cheap enough

The hundred buck purchase price is about $100 too much to qualify as Free Software. I'd be spending that sort of money on some decent hardware and overlooking the claimed shortcomings of Open Office. If Open Office is a bit of a memory hog then $100 would buy you a fair bit of extra memory, these days.

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12 years 23 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago


Selling Free Software

Many people believe that the spirit of the free software movement is that you should not charge money for distributing copies of software, or that you should charge as little as possible — just enough to cover the cost. This is a misunderstanding.

Actually, we encourage people who redistribute free software to charge as much as they wish or can.

The word “free” has two legitimate general meanings; it can refer either to freedom or to price. When we speak of “free software”, we're talking about freedom, not price. (Think of “free speech”, not “free beer”.) Specifically, it means that a user is free to run the program, change the program, and redistribute the program with or without changes.


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