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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 01-20-2005, 05:50 PM   #61
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Originally posted by carstenbjensen
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!
J2SE has always been free. It is also open source since 5.0 (1.5) if I'm not mistaken.

OpenOffice gets my vote, although it's slow and ugly...
Old 01-20-2005, 06:28 PM   #62
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Rep: Reputation: 47 can be installed without Java; the installation program advises that some functionality may not be present, but I don't know what functionality they're talking about. I used always to install it without Java and didn't have Java on my computer even, and ran just fine.
Old 01-24-2005, 01:12 PM   #63
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ABI small and simple
Old 01-24-2005, 05:54 PM   #64
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Rep: Reputation: 30; to my mind, nothing else comes close.
Old 01-24-2005, 06:21 PM   #65
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open office definitely...

though i have some gripes with Draw which keeps forcing me to go back to visio...

unless there's a visio-esque program out there that i haven't discovered yet?
Old 01-25-2005, 12:06 PM   #66
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Location: New Delhi, India
Distribution: RHEL AS 3/4, Windows XP
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Rep: Reputation: 31 emerges as the clear winner in this poll....

From nowhere, the open source community has worked so hard to challenge MS Office...and i am pleased to find a free product that does not crash every now and then...even on windows too!.....sure there will be problems too as openoffice is a new application, but the software is excellent..i dont mind even if it is slow...we've implemented it on around 150 computers at our main office and on 50 computers across 24 branch offices!

openoffice takes my vote certainly
Old 01-26-2005, 12:06 PM   #67
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OOo gets my vote. But I don't think that there are many users of CrossOver Office. How could there be?
Old 01-26-2005, 03:34 PM   #68
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This time last year I would've gone for OpenOffice for sure, but lately I've been using Gnumeric and Abiword.
Old 01-31-2005, 02:40 PM   #69
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Originally posted by davecs
For all its annoyances (ugly as sin, for one) there's no getting away from Open Office as the best Office suite for Linux, Mac and Windows!

World domination to follow!
They won't be making a dent in the M$ Office market until they ( address performance issues. As far as the GUI goes, much of's GUI is actually more intutive than that of M$ office.
Old 01-31-2005, 11:42 PM   #70
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it runs pretty good.
Old 02-01-2005, 04:32 AM   #71
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Star Office
Old 02-01-2005, 07:15 AM   #72
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OpenOffice is slow... but I like it!
Old 02-01-2005, 12:37 PM   #73
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OpenOffice I guess...I have that on Linux, but I have StarOffice on WinXP...I'm not going to buy the overpriced MS Office when there are good alternatives out there at free or reasonable prices
Old 02-01-2005, 01:21 PM   #74
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Open office was slow in 1.1.1, but in the SuSE version, it's lightening fast, and it looks awesome!!!

Old 02-01-2005, 05:35 PM   #75
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It is a bloated pig, but it does get the job done.

I also really like the "Export to PDF" feature, as well as it's cross platform ability. I love being able to share docs between Windows and Linux machines.

It also seems to do the best job of importing MS-Office docs, not perfect, but best so far.


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