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View Poll Results: Office Suite of the Year
OpenOffice.org 341 55.72%
LibreOffice 223 36.44%
KOffice 17 2.78%
Star Office 1 0.16%
Lotus Symphony 7 1.14%
Applixware 0 0%
GNOME Office 14 2.29%
Go-oo 9 1.47%
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:28 AM   #61
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I voted OpenOffice. I don't see the point of you guys switching to LibreOffice because of Oracle. Real world is about good products and solutions, not ideals and dreams.
If the software is good, why not use it ?
Have to agree.
 
Old 01-28-2011, 11:34 AM   #62
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I voted OpenOffice. I don't see the point of you guys switching to LibreOffice because of Oracle. Real world is about good products and solutions, not ideals and dreams.
If the software is good, why not use it ?
Because if the software is good and provides a better solution then it might be worth giving it a gander.

All I had to do was back up my dictionary first, then do a:

Code:
upgradepkg openoffice&libreoffice
And restore my dictionary. Voila!

But for you, I would suggest you check out OxygenOffice (Which by the way, will be following the Libre fork instead of Oracle from here on out).

Hope that helps

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Old 01-28-2011, 11:43 AM   #63
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I voted OpenOffice. I don't see the point of you guys switching to LibreOffice because of Oracle. Real world is about good products and solutions, not ideals and dreams.
If the software is good, why not use it ?
I think some folks in the Free Software movement would disagree with your pragmatic approach. However, there are some notable differences between the Oracle offering and the Document Foundation's offering, including, but not limited to, SVG image import, PDF import and improved compatibility with Microsoft Works documents (this is not an exhaustive list by any means! But this is better.). What the Document Foundation did was incorporate the changes the Go-OO builds have with Oracle's build to create the first LibreOffice release. As such, they're not the same pieces of software any more.

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Old 01-28-2011, 03:13 PM   #64
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Google Docs!
I'm with alroger. We should have Google Docs on the voting list!

I tend to use more specialized/powerful software for many of my daily tasks (LaTeX as a word processor, Matlab instead of a basic spreadsheet, etc...) but if I want a basic office suite, it's hard to beat Google Docs. All (or most) of the functionality of an office suite plus the abilities of 'the cloud,' which allows me to live share projects and access my documents anywhere (any computer plus my Android phone which is a huge plus for me).
 
Old 01-28-2011, 07:40 PM   #65
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I voted OpenOffice. I don't see the point of you guys switching to LibreOffice because of Oracle. Real world is about good products and solutions, not ideals and dreams.
If the software is good, why not use it ?
Because LibreOffice is based on Go-oo, which sports several improvements over OOo. So following your logic, the best product here is LibreOffice.

Furthermore, LibreOffice is supported by FOSS giants such as Google and Red Hat.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 11:51 AM   #66
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I don't understand all the fuss about OOo and it's forks, in my experience the whole shebang is old, bloated, slow, ugly, buggy and overrated in just about every single way.

Gnome office is the only FOSS solution even worth installing imho, and that is still p!ss poor compared to MS Office.

I would truly love to see proper FOSS office and PIM software, but unfortunately it seems it comes in at around 50th place to FOSS devs, lagging way behind developing yet another blue shiny KDE plama-gizmotron to tell me whether its sunny or not through the window I can already see through.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 12:08 PM   #67
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LibreOffice - I have not had much of a chance to use it yet, but early comparisons are already giving the nod to LibreOffice. Also, did a good job on the manual.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 01:59 PM   #68
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OOo sometimes beats M$ in terms of sluggishness and being heavy on resources, in those moments I just wish for a proper FOSS office product...*sigh
 
Old 02-02-2011, 10:08 AM   #69
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Go-oo
 
Old 02-02-2011, 01:19 PM   #70
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LibreOffice looks very promising.
Yup, it does, but I have to vote for who brung me, Open Office. It's what I use daily.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 06:05 AM   #71
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Because LibreOffice is based on Go-oo, which sports several improvements over OOo. So following your logic, the best product here is LibreOffice.
(...)
Well, THAT is a good reason. I haven't tried LibreOffice myself, but people giving as only justification "is not Oracle" really pisses me off.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 01:11 PM   #72
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I use OpenOffice.org for years and it just fits my needs and is really good
 
Old 02-03-2011, 01:50 PM   #73
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I use OpenOffice.org for years and it just fits my needs and is really good
LibreOffice should be familiar to you then, it uses the same extensions etc. and it's just a tad faster. Its "export to PDF" function for example produces pdfs with a slightly smaller footprint on the hard drive.
 
Old 02-05-2011, 11:54 PM   #74
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I use and voted OpenOffice but I don't like Oracle and will use LibreOffice when it becomes more fully developed.
 
Old 02-06-2011, 12:04 AM   #75
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LibreOffice gets the nod for the courage to tell Larry where to shove it. Encouragement! Yes!!
 
  


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