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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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally Posted by dr_agon
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.
Distribution: LinuxMint 13 + KDE 4.7 / Ubuntu Server 10.04
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.
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.