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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.


View Poll Results: Office Suite of the Year 986 84.85%
Star Office 14 1.20%
KOffice 92 7.92%
CrossOver Office 15 1.29%
Siag Office 0 0%
Applixware 1 0.09%
GNOME Office 54 4.65%
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Old 01-01-2005, 06:47 PM   #16
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Old 01-01-2005, 06:53 PM   #17
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There's no contest in this category, especially with the new 2.0 beta. OOo has totally replaced Office on my Windows machine as well, much to the confusion of my co workers.
Old 01-01-2005, 10:42 PM   #18
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Distribution: Arch Linux 0.7.2
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open office. count me in as looking forward to a 2.0 release.
Old 01-01-2005, 11:27 PM   #19
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OOo is so slOOow

but unbeatable once it's actually up - replaced MS-Office on my WIN partition about a year ago.

Old 01-01-2005, 11:59 PM   #20
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Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Brisbane Queensland Australia
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I've only use OpenOffice, but still gets my vote as one that has all the functions I require. Have to check the others out though to make a real comparison
Old 01-02-2005, 12:08 AM   #21
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Open though am yet 2 try out others. It has seemed a very good project.
Old 01-02-2005, 12:16 AM   #22
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Location: N. E. England
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I mostly use openoffice, but I also like koffice very much especially the templates that are included in kspead and kword, they make my working life easier.
Old 01-02-2005, 01:06 AM   #23
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Location: WA
Distribution: Slackware
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Old 01-02-2005, 04:48 AM   #24
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Denmark, Europe, Earth
Distribution: Slackware
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GNOME Office...

It gives me the programs, that I need, and its free software!

OpenOffice is great and big slow, but the main reason, I don't EVER use it, is because it can't be compilled without JAVA, which makes it a non-free program!
Old 01-02-2005, 05:51 AM   #25
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Distribution: FC3
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Old 01-02-2005, 09:40 AM   #26
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Southaven, Mississippi, USA
Distribution: Debian Etch
Posts: 108

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OpenOffice rocks!
Old 01-02-2005, 10:03 AM   #27
Registered: Nov 2004
Distribution: Mepis
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KOffice would get my vote if it would be more compatible with .doc files.
Old 01-02-2005, 10:30 AM   #28
Registered: Sep 2004
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i use abiword and gnumeric too...

so i guess i won't vote
Old 01-02-2005, 04:01 PM   #29
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koffice rules, but oo pretty close
Old 01-02-2005, 06:38 PM   #30
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 454

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I started with StarOffice 5.2 when I first used Linux. It was a drag on that poky machine. When OO 1.0 was released I heard the news at 0830 and found a relaxed server somewhere in the world and had it installed on my whole network by noon. There were a few nasty bugs, but lately it is serving very well in schools and offices where it gets a heavy workout. I have introduced hundreds to OO and you should, too. The only reasons not to switch to OO is that compatibility with the universe and an investment in macros locks one in. Both arguments are short-sighted. The lock-in gets worse, not better, with time. The time is now to switch. 2005 is the year of the great FOSS migration: Linux, Apache, Mozilla, LAMP, OO. This leads to a bright future. That other OS is going nowhere. Those who limit themselves to that other OS will be at an economic disadvantage very soon.


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