Originally Posted by camorri
Simple answer, install Open Office. It will handle almost all M$ files.
Interesting story. We had a lady come into the shop to buy a new pc one day. Her old pc had MS Works (history's greatest oxymoron) on it. She had a family tree that was in the Works format but we didn't have Works in the shop so installed MS Office for her thinking that should do the job. WRONG!!! She came back almost in tears as she had "lost" about 10 years of work on her family tree.
Thinking that OpenSource software is invincible -that's right isn't it?
- I made the suggestion to shove it on her system to the amusement of the others in the shop.
10 minutes later she was staring at her family tree in OpenOffice and by this stage she was crying.
About the only thing it doesn't open afaik is Publisher files.