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Old 07-08-2003, 03:22 PM   #1
Ben_Ty
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What are you using to replace MS Office


My main machine at work is a windows xp machine. The only things I use on it are Terminal Server Client, rdesktop replacement looking into, IE, mozilla replacement, and MS OFFICE , dont know.


I need to know waht you use in linux under Gnome to replace your MS Office applicatoins

I will need all the features of

Office XP Pro

Hopefully will be able to take my current Outlook XP .pst and merge it over also.
 
Old 07-08-2003, 03:41 PM   #2
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Most people use OpenOffice.org. Has the same features (some things are better), even reads Office formats (sometimes formatting is lost).
 
Old 07-08-2003, 03:42 PM   #3
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Your best options are:

OpenOffice and or StarOffice.

OpenOffice is totally free as StarOffice you can usually get around the $50 dollar area.

This is asked quite frequently, if you try searching the site, you'll find probably alot of these questions with many many answers, lots of info.. etc. Enjoy Linux.
 
Old 07-08-2003, 03:58 PM   #4
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for the outlook you can use evolution
 
Old 07-08-2003, 05:28 PM   #5
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You might want to look into crossover office by CodeWeavers. It uses wine to run almost all of the office programs. It can be found at:

http://www.codeweavers.com/products/office/


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.

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Old 07-08-2003, 06:15 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 07-08-2003, 06:23 PM   #7
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And replace that crappy Access program with the bigger better SQL and its associated tools and you are set..
 
Old 07-08-2003, 06:28 PM   #8
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Talking about Access and SQL - can anyone recommend a nice newbie friendly gui frontend for SQL databases (either My or Postgre)? Cheers.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 08:10 AM   #9
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Wonderful thanks for all the opinions.

I did go to add/remove applicatoins in gnome (redhat 9) and install the openoffice package along with xpdf.

However I cant find where to run them from. I am sure this is a real newbie mistake.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 09:11 AM   #10
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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

Sorry for my limited knowledge.

PhilD
 
Old 07-09-2003, 09:38 AM   #11
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Quote:
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.



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Old 07-09-2003, 10:07 AM   #12
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Open Office is great, but big, so it takes quite a long time to load. Some distros I have seen have a tool built in called Open Office quickstart that runs in your memory for faster launches.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 10:13 AM   #13
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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!
 
Old 07-09-2003, 12:15 PM   #14
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if you are really used to MS office, you can run wine on your linux and run the actuall thing on it

www.winehq.com
 
Old 07-09-2003, 02:22 PM   #15
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I use phpMyAdmin for my MySQL database, and I am thourghly impressed.

Also I use OpenOffice, while it is a memory hog, it works great!
 
  


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