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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 02-16-2006, 10:09 AM   #61
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StarOffice isn't awful, but I threw it on the one bloated Windows box we have left and it's decided to take over the world. MS Office is still on there, but unless you specifically open it first, any document you attempt to open goes to SO as a default and there's no way to change it. It's also changed the icons for every old Windows doc to the SO icon whether or not the doc's ever been opened in SO. OpenOffice definitely gets my vote. It's not Borg-ish like Star (is SO competeing with MS by attempting to out-Borg them?). At least by the time we got Linux loaded up on this computer, I had enough knowledge to not let SO touch this one with a 40-foot pole.

Old 02-16-2006, 10:14 AM   #62
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I don't think that with an up-to-date computer the size of a program really matters, nor the resources it takes as there should be plenty. OO.o just has anything someone who's migrating from MS needs. (Including the functionality of opening their files and saving into that fileformat)
Old 02-16-2006, 10:23 AM   #63
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Thumbs down open office voting

hi buddies,

as for as my concern i have used it is comparitvely more user frieldly for a new user then MS office,but in performance it is slow
Old 02-16-2006, 01:37 PM   #64
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havent tried koffice yet at all. need to install it
Old 02-16-2006, 01:56 PM   #65
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got to be must have
Old 02-17-2006, 01:04 AM   #66
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Shame ,
there's no TextMaker a great wordprocessor ( and office suite too )
Old 02-17-2006, 08:20 AM   #67
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Dear Friends,

I have Ubuntu at home, and XP at work, but in both places use OOo. It's sometimes slower, the 2.0. beta halts, but recover nicely. I had for 5 years MS Office, and moving from MS Office to OOo was quite easy, and handy, not only that resemble the windows and commands, but also because it's FREEEEEEE, and most of all, exports everything in Adobe, so now, I have friends who call me for making .pdf files, thinking that I have it. It's impossible not to recognize the superiority of MS, but think about something: maybe 100.000 peoples are working to improve something, which may became the new standard, like .odt, .ods.... Maybe, in future will have .odt from MS.
Old 02-17-2006, 02:58 PM   #68
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Better of all Evils.
Sadly, too far behind of M$ Office in many aspects.
Old 02-18-2006, 04:39 AM   #69
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I really like GNOME office, it's fast and wonderful, however, for my needs which include M$ compatability and multiple languages support OO2 is usually better.
Old 02-18-2006, 06:27 AM   #70
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Originally Posted by jag2000
havent tried koffice yet at all. need to install it
i wonder bother if i were you.
Old 02-18-2006, 06:41 AM   #71
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I would vote Microsoft's Office

I would vote for Microsoft's.

However, since we are at the Linux world, I am a Newbie & the Linux S-ware is free, I would go for Open Office Org (I have not tried any other yet...).

One of My most NEEDED features is to be able to drag&drop files from:

MS Office < - > Open Office Org

... unfortunately, most of the world is still using Windows & most of the world's files were created in the MS Office program...

... so we need to be able to work with those files...

At the same time, I believe there is lots of improvement in Open Office Org...
Old 02-18-2006, 07:24 AM   #72
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I vote for OpenOffice
Old 02-19-2006, 06:33 AM   #73
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I like the way I can use at work and home and on various platforms.
Old 02-20-2006, 12:13 PM   #74
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I would definitely go with openoffice, its just the most complete office suite ever
Old 02-20-2006, 01:21 PM   #75
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Voted for Microsoft Word hehehe

Open office for me


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