This is a read-only archive. Find the latest Linux articles, documentation, and answers at the new Linux.com!

Linux.com

SoftMaker Office 2008 focuses on compatibility with Microsoft Office

Posted by: Benjamin Huot on November 20, 2008 07:20 PM
"SoftMaker Office and OpenOffice.org aren't the only office suites available for Linux users. However, KDE's KOffice and GNOME's Gnome Office either lack integration between components or have some components that are too basic in functionality."

This is totally not true. Kofffice is very integrated and has all the features many need; it is the stability that keep many from using it seriously. There is also Star Office and Lotus Symphony as well which I am sure have more users than Gnome Office of Koffice. Also, last time I checked there was no set Gnome Office applications - you could very well call OpenOffice.org Gnome Office.

"incomplete spreadsheet program; in fact its only real usable component was the word processor"

You make it sound like everyone needs the same features. The truth is, different people use software very differently.

"increase your karma by running it on Linux"

I thought you were talking about software, not philosophy or religion. Many people including myself do not believe in karma. The reason why I use Linux and Open Source software is because being open source and having open file formats are useful features for me. I and many other Linux users see nothing wrong with using proprietary software.
[Modified by: Benjamin Huot on November 20, 2008 07:22 PM]

[Modified by: Benjamin Huot on November 20, 2008 07:25 PM]

#

Return to SoftMaker Office 2008 focuses on compatibility with Microsoft Office