Maybe they have been playing too much Ragnarok, but the Internet Cafe Associate of the Philippines (ICAP) chooses Ability Office as an alternative over Microsoft Office.
According to Inq7:
ICAP president Mario Munoz said in an interview that the partnership will give Internet cafÃ© owners a way around having to obtain copies of MS Office, which many Internet cafe operators find expensive despite discounted rates available to them.
Munoz said Microsoft offers its Office Standard and Professional suites at 10,000 pesos and 15,000 respectively to cafe operators. But Ability Office costs 2,950 pesos for the Standard Edition and 4,960 pesos for the Professional Edition.
Dear ICAP, there is a much cheaper alternative. It’s called Open Office. How cheap? It’s free.
As I wrote in Technopinoy, I agree with Berniej. ICAP must be smoking some of the good stuff. How can you run an internet association and NOT know of Open Office? What idiot put this Mario Munoz in charge? Is he really looking after the interests of Internet Cafes?