2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice AwardsThis forum is for the 2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.
You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Distribution: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2; Slackware Linux 10.2
I haven't used any actual [i]suites[i] other than OpenOffice. I never bothered just because I don't see the point in paying for a suite when in two or three years OpenOffice will be just as developed as Microsoft Office. I have tried AbiWord and a Gnome replacement for OO Calc, but they just weren't as developed as OO 2.0.
I've only tried OO and Abiword, so I'm not competent to vote.
However... I have been very unimpressed with Abiword. Doing a simple document reformat on a large document, such as only changing the typeface, takes a painfully long time on an older, slower processor. On a 328 Kb text document, on a 400 Mhz PII, it Abiword takes 13-17 s. Same reformat on OO Writer takes about 1 second. Even on this older machine, OO may take a while to load, but it's still brisk to use. I think I'm about to uninstall Abiword; I don't know what it's good for.
Last edited by SlithyTove; 02-05-2006 at 03:26 AM.
I agree with btl.
I read a lot about office suits, and I personally use OO 1.5, and I'm quite comfortable with it. I use also OO 1.9, but it's only Beta and all problems are to be forgiven. I never experienced new koffice, only the koffice than came with Mandrake 8.2. Maybe improved since than. I'll try it, maybe will work OK.
2.0 was officially released eons ago (well, really, months ago). it's far, far better than OOo 1.x
Try it out. Really. You'll hate OOo 1.x once you try out 2.0!
Distribution: Fedora (workstations), CentOS (servers), Arch, Mint, Ubuntu, and a few more.
Given the features of PDF usage, Open document format, Star Office and MS Office compatibility, friendly interface, advanced capabilities, OpenOffice is my favourite. As a person who deals with quite a lot of documentation (I use good documentation habbits) I have come to experience that I don't have to rely on pirated MS Office. I work exclusively on OpenOffice.
Main enhancements I would like to see are on PDF manipulation. From my point of view, the only major showstopper is the heavy resource usage. Hope they'll fix that.
You must be nuts even asking this question. Microsoft office IS the standard. The only app that even attempts to provide it's functionality is OpenOffice. As soon as we get the subexpression substitution working in RE search and replace, the product will totally rock. I've essentially stopped using MS Office.