For years now we have enjoyed Microsoft Office as the go to suite of applications for all our documentation, presentation and email needs, Microsoft did a great job in addressing those requirements for business, home and student users.
Over recent years Microsoft has been aggressively trying to convert the all three users types to Office 365 subscriptions which may suit only a subset of those users and raises the cost of these applications for some that simply can't keep adding costs when previously they simply paid a one time fee or they simply don't choose the cloud for daily use applications.
Buying Microsoft Office outright is becoming difficult to obtain this installable one time fee version and we expect this to not longer be an option in the near future.
Alternative to Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office 365
In this series of articles we will look at using LibreOffice as an alternative to Microsoft Office which eliminates Microsoft's subscriptions and reduces the operating costs for those users who choose installable software.