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This might get closed, but i know about OO (Open Office) but im after alternatives for Visio and Project etc

Programs which are expensive but aren't covered in OO

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You should edit your title. –  th3dude Sep 23 '09 at 15:18
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The question title is misleading. It seems like you actually want to grab attention with it, not provide concise information about your question. –  alex Sep 23 '09 at 15:22
    
I dont see how its misleading, I would like people to recommend alternatives for Microsoft office, to grab attention i would of put, Free alterntives to microsoft office! –  admintech Sep 23 '09 at 15:34
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Project Management

I've (briefly) used GanttProject and OpenProj. GanttProject is (not surprisingly) focused mostly on Gantt charts, while OpenProj is a little more feature filled. I don't believe I've tried OpenWorkbench (but I know I've taken a look at the site before), it looks like it might work as well.

Depending on what you want to do, would OpenOffice Draw work as a Visio replacement? Perhaps Inkscape?

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Dia is an excellent alternative to Visio. And hey, it looks like they finally have a Windows build, though I don't know how well maintained it is.

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I've recommended Dia to a friend who needed to draw diagrams, and she was quite satisfied with it. She had reasonable computer experience, but was no tech, and she used the Windows build. So apparently the Windows build is usable for regular users. –  sleske Jan 12 '10 at 11:55
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You could tyry openproj as a project alternative

http://sourceforge.net/projects/openproj/

Also this site http://alternativeto.net/ specializes in offering alternatives for well known software

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Well if you had a Mac, you could use OmniGraffle and OmniPlan from the OmniGroup.

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You could look at OSAlt - http://www.osalt.com/ - good resource for open source alternatives to popular commercial software.

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Freemind is a good alternative to Visio if you are doing simple flow-charting / thought mapping.

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I use origramy as a free online alternative to Visio in terms of diagram building, web page prototyping and mind-mapping.

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For sequence diagrams is WebSequenceDiagrams.com a pretty neat alternative to Visio.

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I do a lot of my diagramming in Visual Paradigm which has a community version that is free (not sure if you're using visio at work or not). It's very functional, very intuitive and is a really clean UI.

As for project, I don't know any good alternatives, as I don't use it.

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I highly recommend Gliffy as a Visio alternative.

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RationaPlan is an alternative to Microsoft Project that works on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

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