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"If one Adobe design application, such as Photoshop, is equivalent to, say, a box of crayons, then Adobe CS3 Master Collection suite would be like a drawer packed with crayons, markers, paints, and pencils in hundreds of hues."
"Photoshop CS3 is a tricky one to rate since what it does, it does very well. Not all of the Extended features will appeal to everyone, but things like the Black and White adjustment, curves with histogram, layer auto-align and auto-blend, Camera RAW 4, Smart Filters and interactive art placement in Vanishing Point are all part of the CS3 Standard package and they are valuable on their own."
"... (GIMP) is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. The Gimp works on many operating systems, in many languages."
"OpenOffice 2 is the open-source version of Sun Microsystems' StarOffice ... (and) is an undeniable bargain. This robust, free productivity suite offers full-featured word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation apps--and it won't cost you or your business a dime."
"StarOffice 8--the latest version of Sun Microsystems Inc.'s inexpensive, cross-platform office productivity suite--stands up better than ever next to Microsoft Corp.'s market-leading Office in terms of features, extensibility and compatibility."