If you own a Chromebook that is Linux compatible (and have the Linux OS turned “on”), you may want to install the FREE (2018) version of Softmaker FreeOffice. Softmaker FreeOffice is very compatible with Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel. For home-based computer use, you cannot beat the price = $0 … What I like about FreeOffice is the simplicity and the fact that you can install it on your Chromebook (and on Windows and Android devices).
Downloading and installing FreeOffice, on my Chromebook, consisted of the following steps:
- Make sure you have Linux set up on your Chromebook (Here’s How)… Once you are sure Linux is installed, move to step #2.
- CLICK HERE from your Chromebook to get to the FreeOffice Download page.
- Once on the page, click on “Linux”; then under the “For 64-bit Linux systems”, select “deb package for DEB-based systems” to download the file to a folder on your Chromebook (Note: Don’t forget which folder you downloaded the file to).
- Once downloaded, go into the folder, locate the file, double mouse click on the file and select install.
- Following the installation go into the Chromebook’s application launcher and you can launch the FreeOffice applications (TextMaker, Presentations, and PlanMaker).
I hope the steps outlined encourages you to take advantage of the Linux OS option on your Chromebook; plus, I think you will find that FreeOffice 2018 (FREE version) is all you will ever need for your office suite computing needs at home.
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