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View Poll Results: Office Suite of the Year
OpenOffice.org 922 93.04%
KOffice 41 4.14%
Star Office 3 0.30%
Lotus Symphony 5 0.50%
Applixware 0 0%
GNOME Office 20 2.02%
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:22 PM   #1
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Office Suite of the Year


Which Office suite do you prefer?

--jeremy
 
Old 01-07-2009, 12:27 PM   #2
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I have to say that Open Office is by far the best office suite I have ever used. I work in an environment devoted to M$ and with OOo I can do all my work at home on my laptop and go to work with the files and they all work.

In this age of information, being able to integrate all your productivity and use it across platforms is absolutely essential.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 03:25 PM   #3
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I personally would split them up.

Poll for Best Word Processor, that would be Writer, part of Ooo
Poll for Best Spreadsheet, that would be Gnumeric, part of GNOME office

Just a thought. I guess if not, I'll just vote for Openoffice, because it's the complete office suite.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 03:28 PM   #4
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I personally would split them up.

Poll for Best Word Processor, that would be Writer, part of Ooo
Poll for Best Spreadsheet, that would be Gnumeric, part of GNOME office

Just a thought. I guess if not, I'll just vote for Openoffice, because it's the complete office suite.
To me that would just cause a lot of confusion. Would we really need another 5 or 6 categories for each that these usually have bundled within them?
 
Old 01-07-2009, 03:29 PM   #5
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We've actually done that in the past, and the consensus ended up being that a single poll made more sense.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-07-2009, 04:00 PM   #6
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:38 PM   #7
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I am curious about the status of Lotus Symphony. After a Google search I think that IBM provides Lotus Symphony free of charge and that Lotus Symphony fully supports the ODF file format. But I can only find a few references to whether Lotus Symphony is open source or not and they all say or imply that Lotus Symphony is closed Source. For example:

"It's strange IBM decided to fork an open source application into a closed source alternative"

http://www.linux.com/feature/137876

Can somebody give a more authoritative answer as to whether Lotus Symphony is open source or closed source? If Lotus Symphony is closed source then I don't think it should be in the poll.

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Old 01-08-2009, 05:14 AM   #8
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We've actually done that in the past, and the consensus ended up being that a single poll made more sense.

--jeremy
Well, alright them. I was just thinking that some programs may be voted lower than they should because they are not complete. GNOME office does not have a presentation / powerpoint-like program.
 
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OpenOffice.org.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 04:03 PM   #11
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It's got to be openoffice
 
Old 01-10-2009, 12:40 AM   #12
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I'd have to say openoffice, too. Been using it for several years now. Database, writer, and math (However, I do prefer LaTex for mathematical writings, but haven't checked yet to see the ability of LaTex in OO on linux).
 
Old 01-10-2009, 01:22 AM   #13
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Can somebody give a more authoritative answer as to whether Lotus Symphony is open source or closed source? If Lotus Symphony is closed source then I don't think it should be in the poll.
Lotus Symphony was forked from OOo1.x, which was dual-licensed and partly under a license allowing not publishing the code (SISSL). As this is not 'Open source office suite of the year', it seems okay - but Symphony, while lovely, seems largely irrelevant.
Personally, I have used OOo a little bit - had to try out the new version - but have mostly used Abiword. One might suspect that we will see more of Koffice next year after the release of Koffice2. I use Krita very much and actually like Kword just fine. I am going to do some database work in the next couple of weeks and look forward to looking into OOo Base vs. Kexi.
I am giving the vote to OOo this year for releasing v3.0. I am looking forward to the proposed cleanup of their Bibliography application - that one could very well become an academic killer app.

Last edited by mjjzf; 01-10-2009 at 01:26 AM. Reason: Added bibliography comment
 
Old 01-11-2009, 01:03 AM   #14
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I prefer SoftMaker Office. It works better than OpenOffice and it is light weight. OpenOffice is just horrible for an Office suite. Both Gnome Office and KOffice are better open source projects.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 07:27 AM   #15
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Since producing book manuscripts is one of the main uses for my computer, I take this question seriously. I voted openoffice.org because that's what I use for word processing, which is all I care about in an office suite anyway. For a nicely formatted PDF, though, I use Vim/LaTeX.
 
  


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