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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 18th.


View Poll Results: Office Suite of the Year 1,319 89.79%
KOffice 107 7.28%
Star Office 14 0.95%
Applixware 0 0%
GNOME Office 29 1.97%
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Old 12-30-2006, 02:43 PM   #1
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Office Suite of the Year

Which Office suite do you prefer?

Old 12-30-2006, 08:25 PM   #2
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Definitely OpenOffice. I have to use too many MS Office files than I'd like and it certainly gets the job done well.
Old 12-31-2006, 03:56 PM   #3
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Openoffice for me. I still need to be able to open ms office files thanks to my school! And this just does the trick!
Old 12-31-2006, 06:46 PM   #4
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Definately OO.o
Old 01-01-2007, 02:32 AM   #5
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I like the oofice, however I voted for koffice as there were a few instances that it was able to open some old documents nicely and it is able to run on older pc's.

The lack of many buttons in the gui is actually refreshing. I find the gui very cohesive on a 800x600 display size. Ironically, and for some unknown reason, the KDE team seems to not like/consider 800x600 at design time for various other components of the KDE environment. A true programming no-no in my book, but I digress.

I also felt very "at home" with the wizards for creating calculations and equations in cells in the kspread.

Tho I think koshell could use a little less "thickness" to the vertical bar of the gui that lists all the koffice components. It leads to very little workspace in krita and the multiple cell tables/spreadsheets work; even on 1280 x 1024.

I am not at all happy that MS basic code was IMO slipped into oofice at all. In fact I found it kind of ... well interesting to put it kindly that after the MS/Novell agreement was announced that one of the Novell employee's mentioned a 'by the way' on a blog that MS code is and HAS BEEN in open office now for M$ macro support. It is on this basis that I now go with Koffice first from hereon (and disabled the MS code in oofice) in unless things go awry with koffice too. I left MS products for a reason. I'm of the opinion that even if a customer of mine cannot understand that I will not accept a word document that they are actually a possible threat and not a benefit to me. It is my belief that if they want to do business with me they can go download oofice and covert accordingly...that's it. That is how strongly I disagree to M$ code. Much to my surprise, M$ users have no problem downloading 200 meg files and clicking "yes" "i agree" "next" "next" "finish".

But opinions vary and a thread for another day.
Old 01-01-2007, 08:24 PM   #6
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Thumbs up KOffice

This year I switched to KOffice. Mainly because OOo still doesn't work in 64-bit mode on AMD64 hardware and also because KOffice is quite a lot faster and better integrates with KDE.
Old 01-02-2007, 03:30 AM   #7
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Voted for OOo.
Old 01-02-2007, 03:40 AM   #8
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OpenOffice is the best when it comes to Office suites. I am a big fan of OO.
Old 01-02-2007, 05:42 AM   #9
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OpenOffice by default, I regret. This is the weakness in Linux - no decent office software.

KOffice cannot yet open one of my typical spreadsheets. Gnome Office says it has no scripting support although there are rumours to the contrary. ApplixWare is news to me and it looks as though the supplier is after corporate business.
Old 01-02-2007, 06:00 AM   #10
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OpenOffice since it is free. I had used Applix and Star Office a long time ago, but I no longer have access to them.
Old 01-02-2007, 06:42 AM   #11
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I've tried most of the ones here, and I prefer OOo mainly because of the Maths component. That component seems to have been neglected by the developers for som time, and is rather limited in what it can do, but none of the others (except of course StarOffice) have any similar facility to quickly and efficiently produce documents containing large numbers of formulae.

I did get a trial version of StarOffice once, but I never used any of the addes extras that OOo doesn't have, so its not worth paying for extras I don't need.
Old 01-02-2007, 06:57 AM   #12
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Absolutely OOo.
Coz it's much compatible with ms-word files.
Old 01-02-2007, 07:50 AM   #13
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yeah!!! is the best.
Old 01-02-2007, 08:10 AM   #14
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Hey, where's MS Office 2007 running in Wine!??.. just kidding. kicks butt!
Old 01-02-2007, 09:35 AM   #15
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Gnome office. Gnumeric and abiword are usually enough. Too bad there isn't a better integration between the two.
For everything else OOo



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