Office Alternatives

 

Microsoft Office 2013 has slowly replacing Office 2010. But, do corporate users still have a real alternative to Microsoft Office suite. In the past few years, Sun Open Office was the only closer alternative replacement for the Microsoft Office Suite. The past months, there were a strong emerging alternative softwares.

KingSoft Office is also found in Android Phone and Tablet. The format compatibility is relatively good compared to the rest of the alternatives. 

Office Suite Brand
Version Kingsoft Office Professional 2012 Microsoft Office Professional 2010
Software License Proprietary Proprietary
Price $69.95 $499.95
Language English, Deutsch, 日本語, 简体中文, 繁體 Various Languages
Application Type Desktop-based Desktop-based
Installer Size 55.15MB 942MB
Office Suite Features Word Processor
Spreadsheet Program
Presentation Program
Email Client
Note Taking Software
Database Software
Publisher Software
Word Processor
Spreadsheet Program
Presentation Program
Email Client
Note Taking Software
Database Software
Publisher Software
System Requirements 266 Mhz processor
128 MB RAM
200 MB Hard Drive Space
Windows 2000 or higher
500 Mhz processor
256 MB RAM
3.0 GB Hard Drive Space

You will also need to get other softwares to complement Kingsoft Office Suite

  • Note-Taking  – EverNote (www.evernote.com)
  • Tasks Management – Wunderlist (www.wunderlist.com)
  • POP3 Email Client – Thunderbird (You must use Outlook for Office 365)
Conclusion :
Kingsoft is very fast on slow machines and it is very cheap, suitable for POP3 mail users only.