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View Poll Results: Office Suite of the Year
Apache OpenOffice 9 2.75%
Calligra Suite 1 0.31%
FreeOffice 3 0.92%
GNOME Office 2 0.61%
LibreOffice 293 89.60%
Softmaker Office 8 2.45%
WPS Office 11 3.36%
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Old 12-28-2016, 12:38 PM   #1
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Office Suite of the Year


Which Office suite do you prefer? This poll has traditionally not been very close, so we're interested in feedback on whether you'd like to see it included next year.

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Old 12-28-2016, 12:45 PM   #2
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I personally don't think it's needed. LO is going to win by a landslide, same as every year. Calligra is still too unstable for most users, OO is simply too far behind it's LO sibling, Gnome Office doesn't work together as well as LO/OO, FreeOffice is binary only, WPS is binary and once it gets out of beta will no longer be free, Softmaker is binary only and not free. Even though I personally prefer Softmaker (and have a 6 system license for linux), I'll admit that it's foolish for anyone that doesn't NEED MS Office interoperability at the highest levels to bother with the binary office suites, and IMO LO is far and away the superior FOSS solution.

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Old 12-28-2016, 01:07 PM   #3
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LibreOffice, but I really wish the developers would spend more time on researching and solving the regular crashes and subsequent document recoveries, particularly when LibreOffice Base is involved, rather than concentrating on new features.
 
Old 12-28-2016, 03:06 PM   #4
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LibreOffice, but I really wish the developers would spend more time on researching and solving the regular crashes and subsequent document recoveries, particularly when LibreOffice Base is involved, rather than concentrating on new features.
Voted SoftMaker Office but my comment would otherwise just duplicate hydrurga's
 
Old 12-28-2016, 03:11 PM   #5
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Voted LibreOffice.
 
Old 12-28-2016, 03:23 PM   #6
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Old 12-28-2016, 03:57 PM   #7
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LibreOffice here too.
 
Old 12-29-2016, 12:51 AM   #8
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I am going with Apache OpenOffice with a slight edge over LibreOffice since it is lighter weight than LO. JULinux is the only distro I know that ships with AOO. Honorable mention to Calligra. I also tried KOffice-Trinity, but I don't like that KSpread switches numbers to percentages and often divides the numbers by 100 without authorization.
 
Old 01-03-2017, 06:33 PM   #9
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I voted for LibreOffice.

I'll add that I've tried out most of them. Free Office & WPS Office are great if you aren't into using open document formats. Apache OpenOffice is okay but seems like it's on life support. And finally, Calligra Suite is shaping up to be quite good but much more work is needed. Finally I'll say that I actually sort of miss IBM Lotus Symphony, particularly the UI.
 
Old 01-04-2017, 09:11 PM   #10
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I hope that you can keep this category open. If there were no other choices for Linux office suites, then closing down the category would make sense.

However, there are plenty of choices in the Linux office suite arena. Having them here not only helps validate the developer work in office suite code, but also advertises the healthy choices offered in Linux office suite software. Closing down the award category will only create the impression that there is but one choice in Linux office suites.

It is always nice to see awards handed out to those who contribute to the Linux platform, whether it be for 1st, 2nd or 3rd ... places, regardless of the margins.

Hope you can keep this category open again in future years.

Marc
 
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Old 01-07-2017, 05:16 PM   #11
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Although I voted for LibreOffice, I prefer gnumeric to LibreOffice Calc
 
Old 01-07-2017, 06:34 PM   #12
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:46 AM   #13
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I have used LO as well as its predecessors all the way back to StarOffice and have generally been a very satisfied "customer". There is one thing that has been nagging me somewhat, however: I find more attention should be paid to Base. I use it a lot, administering the data of a brass band with more than 100 connected tables/views. I do feel that Base is not really suitable for building enterprise-level, mission-critical applications. When relationships between tables become more than "primitive", it seems that "forms" and Basic macros don't cut it...
Before using StarOffice, I ran Lotus Approach for this type of application. It seems to me that in some respects Base is a step backwards.
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:57 AM   #14
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I have used LO as well as its predecessors all the way back to StarOffice and have generally been a very satisfied "customer". There is one thing that has been nagging me somewhat, however: I find more attention should be paid to Base. I use it a lot, administering the data of a brass band with more than 100 connected tables/views. I do feel that Base is not really suitable for building enterprise-level, mission-critical applications. When relationships between tables become more than "primitive", it seems that "forms" and Basic macros don't cut it...
Before using StarOffice, I ran Lotus Approach for this type of application. It seems to me that in some respects Base is a step backwards.
Regards
H. Stoellinger
In the throes of developing a LibreOffice Base application, I completely agree with this sentiment. Base appears to be the neglected child in the LibreOffice family.
 
Old 01-09-2017, 06:54 AM   #15
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[QUOTE=hydrurga;5652322]In the throes of developing a LibreOffice Base application, I completely agree with this sentiment. Base appears to be the neglected child in the LibreOffice family.[/QUO
I couldn't agree more with your sentiment, hydrurga! My explanation is that "database" isn't sexy enough, and besides that needs a lot of understanding of aspects under the surface. So, it entails a steep learning curve, while it lacks the esteem of the general IT-public. There seems to be very little understanding that one cannot build a house on "wobbly" ground. It's all about pretty pictures these days - a sad state of affairs! Enough nagging, get back to the workbench, old fellow...
 
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