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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 01-02-2007, 09:38 AM   #16
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OpenOffice, no question.
Old 01-02-2007, 10:04 AM   #17
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OpenOffice. It has good enough interoperability with M$ office and therefore can be used in real life.
Old 01-02-2007, 11:59 AM   #18
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i voted koffice for the amazing work they've done this year, but i use OpenOffice
Old 01-02-2007, 04:33 PM   #19
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Does Abiword qualify as Gnome office? If so, Abiword takes my vote.
Old 01-02-2007, 06:21 PM   #20
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Koffice been improving a lot lately.
Old 01-03-2007, 07:37 AM   #21
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I too voted Koffice cause I definately start using it when Ubuntu integrates a ODT compatibile version
Old 01-03-2007, 08:56 AM   #22
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OO is the best for ofimatics users. They like and they are agree.Nothing else is needed
Old 01-03-2007, 01:20 PM   #23
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This poll needs another option.

I know I'll get flamed for this one, but so what. At least I'm honest enough to admit I use crossover office w/ ms-office. It's still the best option.

OO is just too damn slow, and is a resource hog. I keep trying it, but it isn't quite there yet. Abiword is nice for simple stuff (so is leafpad for that matter). Haven't tried koffice in long time, may be time to take another look.
Old 01-03-2007, 03:01 PM   #24
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Running natively on Linux is a prerequisite.

Old 01-04-2007, 03:53 AM   #25
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I like OpenOffice because it is free, does everything I need and it can read MS files . I need it to read MS Office files because my school uses MS Office. I am going to download portable OpenOffice so I can do my work with a open format .

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Old 01-04-2007, 04:09 AM   #26
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Great stuff done by the developers of both products.

Koffice is great and quick so if you want to do something really quickly then fire up KOffice.

However to compete with something like M$ Office OO is almost there -- not quite but surely will be soon. This product goes from strength to strength. A bit more polish on the performance side is needed -- but of course as always if we want more and more features we have to pay the penalty in performance and size.

This latest version of Open Office addresses most of the problems I had with trying switch away from M$ EXCEL.

Pivot tables --- called Pilot in OO

Web Queries -- these work fine now as well

Macros -- the built in basic is generally sufficient.

Excel is still fantastic IMO but OO gets better by the release and probably will be sufficient for 99% of typical EXCEL users

So I'll have to vote for OO


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Old 01-04-2007, 04:34 AM   #27
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Thumbs up OOo is the best
Old 01-04-2007, 06:22 AM   #28
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Cool Ooo Rulez!

Of course OpenOffice! It the best open source office suit ever! You know, there is that Open Document Format Alliance (Even google is part of that!, ). OOO is the most capable of using ODF, OOO is a multiplatform suit (this is a huge advantage!), and OOO has a huge support background. With these specs this office beats all the others, and becouse of that multiplatorm thing it really has a big future.
Old 01-04-2007, 10:43 AM   #29
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OO only of course
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Definitely OpenOffice



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