German software developer SoftMaker today announced that it has made SoftMaker Office 2006 for Windows, predecessor to its current office suite SoftMaker Office 2008, available as a free download.
Since the advent of Microsoft Office 2007, an ever growing number of users have been looking for alternatives that do not involve learning a new user interface from scratch. SoftMaker Office 2006 is such an alternative. It comes with an interface that any Microsoft Office 2003 user will feel comfortable with straightaway -- and the best thing is: It is available completely free of charge. Permanently, fully functional, and without restrictions.
The software can be had by simply downloading it from www.softmakeroffice.com
SoftMaker Office 2006 for Windows comes with the TextMaker 2006 word processor and with the PlanMaker 2006 spreadsheet. Both applications have been lauded by users and press alike for their compatibility with the Microsoft Office file formats. In fact, there is no other office suite available that offers a higher degree of compatibility with the de-facto file format standards than SoftMaker Office.
SoftMaker Office 2006 comes with menus and dialogs in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, German, Russian, Turkish, Bulgarian, and Hungarian.
Despite all its feature richness SoftMaker Office has minimal hardware requirements and can even be installed on a USB flash drive. That way, the user can take the office suite with him as he needs.
For more information, please visit http://www.softmakeroffice.com (Source: Press Release)