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View Poll Results: Office Suite of the Year
OpenOffice.org 77 14.31%
LibreOffice 436 81.04%
KOffice 8 1.49%
Lotus Symphony 2 0.37%
GNOME Office 15 2.79%
Go-oo 0 0%
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:11 PM   #16
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...is OpenOffice still out there???
 
Old 01-01-2012, 03:25 PM   #17
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...is OpenOffice still out there???
It is.
http://www.openoffice.org/
 
Old 01-01-2012, 03:49 PM   #18
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OpenOffice.org for me. Didn't like LibreOffice.
Why not, if you don't mind typing a few more words?

I'm interested in any thoughts that OOo is better than LibO. I haven't heard of any reasons. And I will be very interested if anyone votes for Go-oo as better than LibO, because LibO really supersedes that.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 04:14 PM   #19
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Long time using OpenOffice, which then upgraded/updated into LibreOffice, never bothered trying any of the rest.

When it ain't broke don't fix it !


OK few hiccups when change occurred all soon enough resolved, with no problems for what am doing. Admit doing a lot less now than previously.


Earlier used LibreOffice with MySQL a lot, though not recently, almost miss it.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 04:27 PM   #20
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Thanks sycamorex...my distro retired it in favor of libre, always wonderd why (somehow)...not that libre is bad, but I liked OpenOffice.
The downloads are RPM or DEB only - I need a simple tarball. Maybe I'll compile the thing from scratch..., eh, why not, this IS Linux, after all...
 
Old 01-02-2012, 12:52 AM   #21
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Why not, if you don't mind typing a few more words?
Well, not that it has some definite reason, it's just this overall experience of using them both. Libre feels differently. It's less stable, less conservative. I am very conservative. Some time ago I saw a news about Libre that they are planning on changing graphics layout to something more modern which if true will make me dislike Libre even more.
 
Old 01-02-2012, 01:29 AM   #22
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I vote none of the above. OOO and Libreoffice are slow and clunky. Gnome office isn't functional enough for my needs. Koffice is large, clunky, slow, AND ugly. Go-oo and Lotus Symphony aren't in almost any repositories, so just more hassle than they're worth IMO.
 
Old 01-02-2012, 02:20 AM   #23
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Well, not that it has some definite reason, it's just this overall experience of using them both. Libre feels differently. It's less stable, less conservative. I am very conservative. Some time ago I saw a news about Libre that they are planning on changing graphics layout to something more modern which if true will make me dislike Libre even more.
I can get the changing graphics aspect. And I wonder if they would be well advised to introduce some kind of theme support - with at least a "conservative OOo style" theme!

Oddly, I find LibO more stable. And it incorporated a number of fixes and improvements almost straight away that weren't even in Go-oo. I get a very strong feeling that the LibreOffice dev community is building good things and the OpenOffice developers are not.
 
Old 01-02-2012, 05:39 AM   #24
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What about Siag?
Its super lightweight, and light on extraneous features, also comes with a file manager. It's very nice on small systems, even got it running on a pure darwin machine.
 
Old 01-02-2012, 06:38 AM   #25
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The 'Office Suite' category doesn't allow to choose 'LyX', a document editor, which is an excellent programme with results far superior to those of LibreOffice.
 
Old 01-02-2012, 10:37 AM   #26
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What about Siag?
Its super lightweight, and light on extraneous features, also comes with a file manager. It's very nice on small systems, even got it running on a pure darwin machine.
Siag was removed a few years back after it got 0 votes multiple times. It also appears there hasn't been a new release since around 2006.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-02-2012, 07:00 PM   #27
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Siag was removed a few years back after it got 0 votes multiple times. It also appears there hasn't been a new release since around 2006.

--jeremy
Yeah, I wish someone would come up with a modern equivalent to it. Something not based on java, but has all the features.
 
Old 01-02-2012, 07:12 PM   #28
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LIbre Office
 
Old 01-03-2012, 02:00 AM   #29
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The 'Office Suite' category doesn't allow to choose 'LyX', a document editor, which is an excellent programme with results far superior to those of LibreOffice.
To clarify. Please add a 'Word Processor' or 'Document Processor' category, similar to the DE/WM separation. In this category you could include LibreOffice Writer, AbiWord, Ted, TeXmacs, LyX, etc. Personally I find it very frustrating that I cannot vote for LyX in any of the current polls.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 10:49 AM   #30
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We used to break the suites out into individual categories and stopped a few years back. We have no plans to move back in that direction at this time.

--jeremy
 
  


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