Do any of you know some software for linux that is like ms powerpoint?
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Take a look at OpenOffice, its a free download from OpenOffice.org, it looks and feels exactly like PowerPoint. Although I haven't look I suspect StarOffice has a similar module. KPresenter is also available with the KDE desktop.
I'm a real newbie but I am using the windows version of OpenOffice to replace MS Office, so it was the first thing I loaded onto my experimental linux machine
StarOffice, OpenOffice.org are the same thing - you'll even find StarOffice logos in the res directory of the OpenOffice.org sources. OpenOffice.org forked and hacked out the bits sun didn't want to go near and trimmed it down. It's rendering of fonts (no AA) makes the text ugly but it's functionality makes it more than worthwhile.
Originally posted by Bert
[B]StarOffice, OpenOffice.org are the same thing - you'll even find StarOffice logos in the res directory of the OpenOffice.org sources.
they aren't the same thing.
Openoffice.org is based on Staroffice 5.2. both projects have diversified since then.
from what limited experience i have, i can say that i think openoffice.org is almost totally compatib;e with the proprietary file formats created by micro$oft powerpoint. documents can thus be exchanged almost transparently between the two programs.
OpenOffice 1.0 is NOT the based on StarOffice 5.2 !!! 5.2 had that awefull desktop doo dah. OpenOffice 1.0 looks/feels like StarOffice 6 because StarOffice is a branch of OpenOffice, yet Sun add in templates and other goodies.
Back to the question, yes OpenOffice/StarOffice is what your after. My 10 year old daughters use StarOffice and find it just like M$ offerings they use at school.