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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 02-02-2006, 08:55 AM   #46
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open office

OpenOffice gets my vote.
Transparent between three platforms. Important to me.
Handles large work.
Good stuff.
Old 02-02-2006, 12:47 PM   #47
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OOo... you can't go wrong!
Old 02-02-2006, 02:56 PM   #48
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I haven't used any actual [i]suites[i] other than OpenOffice. I never bothered just because I don't see the point in paying for a suite when in two or three years OpenOffice will be just as developed as Microsoft Office. I have tried AbiWord and a Gnome replacement for OO Calc, but they just weren't as developed as OO 2.0.
Old 02-04-2006, 09:13 AM   #49
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Old 02-04-2006, 02:02 PM   #50
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OO.o definitely has my vote. I don't care if it's a tich slow or "bloated", it's still a mighty fine piece of software.
Old 02-04-2006, 03:23 PM   #51
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I voted Openoffice. I was pretty close voting Koffice, but after I installed fluxbox/openbox it runs pretty fast
Old 02-04-2006, 07:48 PM   #52
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I've only tried OO and Abiword, so I'm not competent to vote.

However... I have been very unimpressed with Abiword. Doing a simple document reformat on a large document, such as only changing the typeface, takes a painfully long time on an older, slower processor. On a 328 Kb text document, on a 400 Mhz PII, it Abiword takes 13-17 s. Same reformat on OO Writer takes about 1 second. Even on this older machine, OO may take a while to load, but it's still brisk to use. I think I'm about to uninstall Abiword; I don't know what it's good for.

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Old 02-05-2006, 12:08 PM   #53
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AbiWord if I don't need MicoShaft compatability.
OpenOffice if I do.
Old 02-07-2006, 07:57 AM   #54
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K OFfice and Open office. But i use open office in my workplace.

so its my fav- just b coz i am all more familiar to it/.
Old 02-07-2006, 06:23 PM   #55
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Originally Posted by andybudur
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.
2.0 was officially released eons ago (well, really, months ago). it's far, far better than OOo 1.x

Try it out. Really. You'll hate OOo 1.x once you try out 2.0!

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Old 02-10-2006, 01:03 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by diilbert
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
Interesting that you think Ooo is that much better, given that the only differences between the two apart from branding are proprietary additions that are missing in OOo!

Is that a case of technophobia? I don't know what else thinking that removing features makes it
way better by leaps and bounds
could be.
Old 02-11-2006, 06:31 PM   #57
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I have only used OpenOffice and StarOffice (back when it was free, and before the spin offs) so far. Have been impressed with both. I'll have to give KOffice a whirl sometime.
Old 02-12-2006, 02:30 PM   #58
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Given the features of PDF usage, Open document format, Star Office and MS Office compatibility, friendly interface, advanced capabilities, OpenOffice is my favourite. As a person who deals with quite a lot of documentation (I use good documentation habbits) I have come to experience that I don't have to rely on pirated MS Office. I work exclusively on OpenOffice.

Main enhancements I would like to see are on PDF manipulation. From my point of view, the only major showstopper is the heavy resource usage. Hope they'll fix that.
Old 02-16-2006, 02:13 AM   #59
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I would have voted for OpenOffice, but it's very slow. KOffice it's my favourite.
Old 02-16-2006, 08:16 AM   #60
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office products

You must be nuts even asking this question. Microsoft office IS the standard. The only app that even attempts to provide it's functionality is OpenOffice. As soon as we get the subexpression substitution working in RE search and replace, the product will totally rock. I've essentially stopped using MS Office.


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