Executive Summary

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2003-02-03 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


: Keynote 1.0"> Executive Summary: Keynote 1.0

Usability Excellent
Capability Fair
Performance Good
Interoperability Fair
Manageability Good
Scalability Good
Security Good
Apples Keynote 1.0 presentation software offers companies running Mac OS X a good alternative to Microsofts PowerPoint that takes advantage of OS Xs unique graphical capabilities and does so at a cost well below that of PowerPoint.

COST ANALYSIS

Keynote 1.0 costs $99—an excellent price compared with the $399 that Microsoft charges for stand-alone copies of PowerPoint for OS X.

(+) PowerPoint file compatibility; impressive video handling; clean user interface; ships with templates.

(-) Lacks crop tool; sound does not carry over from slide to slide.

EVALUATION SHORT LIST
  • Microsofts PowerPoint X
  • OpenOffice.orgs Impress
  • www.apple.com



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    As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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