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View Poll Results: Office Suite of the Year
OpenOffice.org 972 89.50%
KOffice 72 6.63%
Star Office 8 0.74%
Applixware 1 0.09%
GNOME Office 33 3.04%
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:50 PM   #46
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For me Open Office, even it consumes many resources of my system and a lot of memory.
True. If there was another set of word processor and spreadsheet interchanging documents with MSOffice, but smaller, I'd switch to it within a minute. Now I use OO.org.
 
Old 01-18-2008, 07:30 AM   #47
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OpenOffice even if it has the worst GUI design I've ever seen. :P They seriously need to make it easier to find in the mess of menus.

However, I haven't tried GNOME Office and might do that, since Gnome is pretty good at keeping their interfaces nice and clean.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 09:45 AM   #48
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i like AbiWord it is fast and work without any problem with M.S word file .

Koffice is so bad and i did not like it.


Open Office is good but it is very slow and make my PC huge for second when i use it & beside it make a lot of problem with M.S word file.
 
Old 01-25-2008, 08:53 AM   #49
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Open Office

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Which Office suite do you prefer?

--jeremy
I do not use Office Suites a lot, because I prefer to work with readable text whenever possible, but when I do have occasion to use office suites, I tend to need to read (and sometimes write) documents created in Microsoft Office format. Given that necessity, I have found Open Office to be an increasingly capable office suite. It has a huge footprint and it can be sluggish initially to load, and it consumes a fairly large amount of resources, but it certainly gets the job done and it runs much better once it is initially started up. I have found that it consistently meets the office needs that I have.
 
Old 01-31-2008, 11:41 PM   #50
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I'm curious as to why Star Office gets its own slot? I was under the impression that it was merely a branded Open Office. Does it provide some extra proprietary feature?
 
Old 02-01-2008, 05:37 AM   #51
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I like Abiword for reading docs as it starts up so fast but for creating a document Open Office Writer seems to be the one I always end up using because I find it easier to insert images and resize/move them around within the doc. So I voted OpenOffice.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 05:40 AM   #52
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Where is my Latex? *g*
 
Old 02-01-2008, 06:56 PM   #53
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I am split between OpenOffice.org and KOffice here. OpenOffice.org can get slow at times on a low memory machine. I use KOffice the most when I need to do something quick and fairly simple (most of the time). I have to use OpenOffice.org when I need to do something for work, (MS Office on 99% machines) I seem to have fewer compatibility problems with it versus KOffice.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 01:59 AM   #54
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I use OO.org on all my platforms. It comes with my distro's when I install them and it works great, so I never bothered looking elsewhere.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 07:16 PM   #55
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No one have stated what type of software they use in these Office suites. It seems to me that everybody uses office products just to do word documents.

Again, I use Gnumeric for spreadsheets because it supports all features of doing spreadsheets. OpenOffice lacks the capabilities of graphing. I would use Kexi for database. For presentations, this is a flip of coin. I would use either Kpresenter, OpenOffice Impress, or something else.


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True. If there was another set of word processor and spreadsheet interchanging documents with MSOffice, but smaller, I'd switch to it within a minute. Now I use OO.org.
Gnumeric does a better job than OpenOffice Calc. Gnumeric is lighter, faster, and graphing works.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 08:17 AM   #56
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Gnumeric does a better job than OpenOffice Calc. Gnumeric is lighter, faster, and graphing works.
Is that true? I've always stuck with open office over the alternatives for two reasons
-OOwriter has better MSoffice support
-In Gnome, there's no alternative to Impress

But I never really though about using just gnumeric. I'll admit I tried it out a couple times and liked it. Hrm, I'm going to go check on that.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 10:57 AM   #57
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Wink What Office Suite?

There's really not much choice beside OpenOffice.org. I get used to it, even start to like a few things, but Corel would absolutely make my day if good old WordPerfect would go Linux. I know, it's closed source, but it did keep me tied to DOS/Windoze for a dozen years.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 03:33 PM   #58
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OpenOffice.org. This puppy was the final app to move me to Debian full time.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 01:05 PM   #59
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For me it would be the ibm lotus symphony - of course with 1G ram or more - and a fast prcessor as well, but aside of thet it it a real competitor to msoffice 2k7 - much bether gui design than open office.

I admit, that ooo is in productional state, and symphony is still an early beta, byt im my opinion, the symphony was the most innovative suite in the category for 2007.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 11:23 PM   #60
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Love OO.org! Can be installed on both Linux and windoz so I can share docs in the native format.
 
  


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