Nerd Alert

Sun Microsystems and Google have announced they are teaming up in the are of office software. The field, currently dominated by Microsoft's Office 97/2000/XP, might become actually competitive. Sun is behind "Open Office" a little known, and free, software package that includes word processing, a spreadsheet and a "powerpoint" equivalent. It's great for those that don't want to shell out big bucks for MS Office or for those that just hate Microsoft. Open Office info is here (you can download it for free - but it's a huge file so you'll need a high speed connection - or buy the CD for 10 bucks on Ebay).