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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.


View Poll Results: Office Suite of the Year 1,276 84.84%
Star Office 16 1.06%
KOffice 175 11.64%
Applixware 0 0%
GNOME Office 37 2.46%
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:21 AM   #31
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Open Office, because I have not heard of the others
Old 02-01-2006, 08:33 AM   #32
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Thumbs up

OO 2.0 more features than the others, faster than 1.0.x and it uses KDE themes (if you use KDE).
Old 02-01-2006, 09:44 AM   #33
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I don't see Crossover Office, though I wouldn't use it anyway. I only really use the word processor in most suites, so I had to vote for GNOME Office because of Abiword.
Old 02-01-2006, 09:48 AM   #34
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OpenOffice, because it can do what MS Office can, but unlike MS, it's free!
Old 02-01-2006, 10:45 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by Daengbo
Koffice has exploded this last year after several years of languishing in OO.o's shadow. With the ability to handle OpenDocument files and edit PDFs... wow!
KOffice's handling of PDF editing is every bit as bad as every other *nix PDF editor on the planet: it stinks. Unless your PDF is limited to paragraphs of text it does NOT work.

As an example: download, say, a Life Fitness elliptical brochure, or a Phillips DVD player brochure. Edit it - you'll find the format is TOTALLY screwed up now.

We really, badly need Acrobat Pro on Linux.
Old 02-01-2006, 10:47 AM   #36
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Originally Posted by con
Hey, where's MS Office?
I could tell you were my old copy is, but the moderator would probably ban me.
Old 02-01-2006, 02:16 PM   #37
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I have not used Star Office in a long time, but I have to say from what I remember is way better by leaps and bounds
Old 02-01-2006, 02:20 PM   #38
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Open Office, by far the best.

Koffice is KDE and that adds up to MEGABLOAT. And anything Gnome puts out is GIGABLOAT.
Old 02-01-2006, 02:35 PM   #39
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Open Office is awesome! it resembles a more popular office program that I used to use, and has all the features you could ever want!
Old 02-01-2006, 11:03 PM   #40
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Koffice was the first out with an implementation of OpenDocument. As much as I like OOo2, KOffice got there first.
Old 02-01-2006, 11:24 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Penguin of Wonder
A sence of humor is always appreciated!
Not always but it should be.
Old 02-02-2006, 12:50 AM   #42
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Open Office is more better then others..........
Old 02-02-2006, 04:10 AM   #43
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I agree with btl.
I read a lot about office suits, and I personally use OO 1.5, and I'm quite comfortable with it. I use also OO 1.9, but it's only Beta and all problems are to be forgiven. I never experienced new koffice, only the koffice than came with Mandrake 8.2. Maybe improved since than. I'll try it, maybe will work OK.
Old 02-02-2006, 04:23 AM   #44
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voted . its the only one that can challenge msoffice monopoly and even succeed.
Old 02-02-2006, 06:17 AM   #45
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I liked Open Office, which is included in the Fedora Core distro, but I'll keep an eye on Koffice too.


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