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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 01-29-2007, 02:43 AM   #61
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I'd say StarOffice, though I rarely use the extras.

I would go for Gnome Office because it's less bloaty, but I need the better compatibility StarOffice has with MS Office since I'm in a Windows-centric educational environment. Plus, why not take advantage of a free educational license from Sun?
Old 01-31-2007, 01:49 PM   #62
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I was flipping a coin between KOffice and I have not had any problems opening documents created/updated in "that other (M$)" suite with either. KOffice is becoming more of a cohesive and simple product to use, but I have read some reviews that seem to indicate that KOffice has some more improvements to realize before it becomes the great one. OO.o is heavy, but has become more nimble in recent releases; however, it also has a really nice feature set.

So for me OO.o is still the one.
Old 02-01-2007, 03:17 AM   #63
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I voted open office, but to be honest I dual boot just so I can use MS office (and play games). All Linux office products are pretty pathetic really, which is weird because Linux text editors rock.
Old 02-01-2007, 09:05 AM   #64
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you can easily make an open office file into a pdf that's what i like about open office
Old 02-01-2007, 09:10 AM   #65
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Open Office
Does it all and it's stable and free!
Old 02-01-2007, 09:40 AM   #66
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OpenOffice but I wish they improved the performance.
Old 02-01-2007, 10:03 AM   #67
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Open Office, hands down. Some of the lesser-used apps like Draw need more user input in order to make it more intuitive, but Writer and Calc are solid. The performance improvement I've seen since its beta days have been most reassuring.

However, I would like to see other suites step up that weren't so shell-centric and give OO.o someone to jog with.
Old 02-01-2007, 11:17 AM   #68
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Office Suite of the Year

Open Office is miles in front, though I have use something else on my older machines.

Pete, (Corsequoy)
Old 02-01-2007, 12:53 PM   #69
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OpenOffice for it french/education related communities.
Old 02-01-2007, 07:11 PM   #70
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OpenOffice, hands down. Free, stable & it's a great way for me to introduce friends who use Winblows (& consequently think M$ Office is their only choice in suites) to an alternative that gets the job done on SO many levels.
Old 02-16-2007, 01:46 PM   #71
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OpenOffice got my vote it gets better in every update.
Old 02-18-2007, 02:29 PM   #72
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I have been using openoffice since 1.0.0 ... even on Window$. I have yet to find something comparable to it.
Old 02-26-2007, 05:27 AM   #73
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Applixware, not even one sigle vote... impressive.
Old 03-10-2007, 12:16 AM   #74
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I love Open Office. ABI word is pretty good to
Old 03-23-2007, 04:25 AM   #75
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The open office version shipped with SLED 10 is now an extremely good product.
Unless you are a really heavy power user of EXCEL then Open office is a more than adequate replacement for MS Office·

Finally it's ready for Prime Time.

My vote goes to Open Office -- shows what Open Source software can supply when it's decently supported.




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