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I agree.. OpenOffice all the way. Especially since a lot of my friends use MSOffice and when they send me files I have to be able to open them.
There's also the little fact that it's the most fully featured one
What about a simple Database? StarOffice is by far the best... OpenOffice.org is good, but StarOffice has everything that OpenOffice.org has plus more.....Templates, database, etc.... Don't knock because it's propietary....I used OpenOffice.org because I'm cheap.... but it you're looking for the best office suite, it has to be StarOffice.... Gnome Office is pretty good too.
What about a simple Database? StarOffice is by far the best... OpenOffice.org is good, but StarOffice has everything that OpenOffice.org has plus more.....Templates, database, etc.... Plus OpenOffice takes to long to open. Don't knock it just because it's propietary....I used OpenOffice.org because I'm cheap.... but it you're looking for the best office suite, it has to be StarOffice.... Gnome Office is pretty good too.
Distribution: Gentoo for me, Slackware for servers
In my house i just use Abiword and gnumeric, but in the work, I need something as OpenOffice to interact with clients. Its fully of features, I would like to say that also it is nice and fast, but i cant
i use them all apart from the bottom three, never even knew the bottom three existed. Probally overall, open office because it will work on windows and mac too, plus it ms office compatable. This means that no matter what machine im working on the interface and methods are much the same
Originally posted by Misel one short notice: the official name is OpenOffice.org due to some copyright issues!
thats right, with out the org from the website, it makes it a company and there are rules regrading open software. so the website is part of the open source thingy and the office to be part of the same open source thingy has to be named after the website thingy, ive lost track of what i was saying, ohh yeah, it would cost them to give it away of it wasnt calle open office.org
Originally posted by frieza i use openoffice and siag office, althouigh i prefer siag office because it's comparitively lightweight
'Comparitively' is an understatement. SIAG is amazing in how much it does with meager resources. It works well on an ancient Zenith Z-Star 486 laptop as well as on an Athlon. It's also incredibly easy to use. PW (Pathetic Writer, for those who don't know it) can format in HTML, perfect for quick-and-dirty WYSIWYG web pages and tech documents.
I also have, like and use Star Office (fantastic), Open Office (SO minus some bells and whistles) and KOffice but find myself using SIAG -- a lot -- so SIAG gets my one vote.
I actually think that those nice folks at KDE would be well advised to abandon KOffice and instead add a KDE-compatible interface and database to OpenOffice. My only gripe with OOo is that it does not look the part in KDE...