Appearances to the contrary, OpenOffice.org and its various offshoots aren't the only choices available to you in terms of full-scale, cross-platform open source office suites. Although alternatives in this space are few, the KDE Project's KOffice is now coming on quite strong, while GNOME Office and Siag Office keep attracting fans, too.
How will this affect linux office suites such as LibreOffice and Calligra? Does this mean that import/export filters will be dramatically improved? I may be way off on my interpretation so if anyone in the know could shed some light on this it would be greatly appreciated!
Purely coincidentally or not, while Microsoft grapples with big legal issues around the Windows-specific MS Office, household names like IBM, Intel, and Sun are particularly busy these days beefing up software for rival office productivity suites that run across Linux, Windows, and OS.
Microsoft Office might still be the de facto name in office suites, but the free, open-source LibreOffice has been one of the top contenders in the space for years. And while the recent update to version 4.3 is light on grand, sweeping changes, it still cements the suite's place as a solid contender to tackle your productivity needs.
It’s about time someone made an Office suite that can actually claim to be better than Microsoft Office. With WPS Office for Linux, Kingsoft has a winner. We have shown you how to get Microsoft Office running in Linux through Wine, but if the one thing keeping you back from using Linux is a native Microsoft Office alternative you’re in luck.
Would a rose by any other name still smell as sweet? Or would it, perhaps, end up sweeter? That, essentially, is the question at the heart of the forking process, which in turn is at the heart of a key situation today. Namely: Now that we have LibreOffice, do we still need OpenOffice as well?