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It is commercial and will run you about $50 as well. Their site has much more info. If you are wanting to go full native linux then OpenOffice.org or StarOffice is your best bet. I know KDE also has a suite available but I have never used it.
KOffice is alright - and if you're coming to it without ever having experienced (read: been indoctrinated into) the ways of MSOffice, then you'll get on fine. Sure, it doesn't read MSO docs particularly well, but if you're only going to be using for yourself and not sharing with others, then does that matter?
If, however, you are like the majority of people who have been indoctrinated into the whys and wherefores of MSO, then OpenOffice.org's offering (or Star Office - they're basically the same product) is probably the best thing for you.
There's also the Gnome office suite - not like the KOffice group, but a collection of individual apps that have sort-of been grouped together. Abiword, Gnumeric, etc. I quite like Gnumeric, actually.
If you are using Gnome or KDE it should have added them to you menu somewhere, if not, or it didn't you can run them from a terminal or with the run program dialog. Xpdf is run with xpdf (simple I know) and OpenOffice.org is soffice I believe.
Actually, for soffice you may need to run the user setup script. I installed the binaries from tar.gz files so you may not have to do this. I don't remember what the name was but it was something like soffice-setup and should in the /usr/share/OpenOffice.org??/ or something like that. Someone else may be able to provide some more details
Originally posted by Thymox Talking about Access and SQL - can anyone recommend a nice newbie friendly gui frontend for SQL databases (either My or Postgre)? Cheers.
Have you taken a look at phpMyAdmin or webmin? I've seen them recommended in many docs when administering MySQL. Of course, I don't know all that much about DB's anyway, so I just use the command line 'mysql -p' to connect.
pgaccess is a front GUI end to postgresql. If you use Zope you can access mysql or postgresql through the web browser and if you want a program to form easy webforms and use postgresql as a backend - again throgh the web browser - try OIO at www.txoutcome.org. You can change it's menues to anything you like and to many languages too!