In previous company I used usually (was asked to use) Microsoft Office, MS Visio and MS Project. In my current company I endeavor to use opensourece or free applications as far as possible.
Here the list of alternative products:
- MS Visio turns into DIA (link)
- MS Project turns into OpenWorkbench (link)
- MS Office turns into OpenOffice (link)
- Nothing turns into FreeMind (link)
I am not into the religious war of Microsoft is evil and dislike everything that comes from Redmond. NO, I use the products as well (and even have 1(!) proper license for MS Office and Visual Studio 2008), but I prefere to stay clean in terms of licenses and I need the above applications on a range of notebooks and desktop PC’s.