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Drenriza
November 26th, 2010, 10:25 AM
Well i have been using open office for a while, and it is a pain in the butt.
I was wondering what is the best office suites for ubuntu?

I have heard that libre office soon will be released from beta, but how well is this? anyone tried the beta?

Thanks on advance.

Paqman
November 26th, 2010, 10:31 AM
I have heard that libre office soon will be released from beta

The version of Open Office in Ubuntu is actually Go-oo, which is identical to LibreOffice. They've been merged I believe.

You could try the Gnome office (http://live.gnome.org/GnomeOffice) packages (eg: Abiword, Gnumeric) or there's packages for integrating Zoho Office (which is an online suite a bit like Google Docs) into your desktop.

James7
November 26th, 2010, 10:36 AM
The version of Open Office in Ubuntu is actually Go-oo, which is identical to LibreOffice. They've been merged I believe.

You could try the Gnome office (http://live.gnome.org/GnomeOffice) packages (eg: Abiword, Gnumeric) or there's packages for integrating Zoho Office (which is an online suite a bit like Google Docs) into your desktop.

I didn't know that the Ubuntu version of OpenOffice.or was actually Go-oo. Would you mind expanding a bit on the history there?

Paqman
November 26th, 2010, 10:46 AM
I didn't know that the Ubuntu version of OpenOffice.or was actually Go-oo. Would you mind expanding a bit on the history there?

I don't know much, but my understanding was that Go-oo is a set of patches for Open Office that haven't been yet (and may not be ever) accepted into the main build. Ubuntu and several other distros have decided they're good enough to ship them anyway instead of waiting for Oracle to sort it out.

My understanding of Libre Office is that it's a fork of Open Office using the Go-oo patches as a starting point. It seems there's some pretty serious disagreement about the way forward amongst the OO developer community.

3rdalbum
November 26th, 2010, 11:25 AM
There is Softmaker Office, Zoho, ThinkFree, Google Docs, Lotus Symphony, kOffice and Gnome Office. There may be other low-cost/free suites that I'm not aware of.

Artificial Intelligence
November 26th, 2010, 11:29 AM
Depending on what you need, but a good lightweight office - try Abiword (use it myself).


sudo aptitude install abiword


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alaukikyo
November 26th, 2010, 01:29 PM
Depending on what you need, but a good lightweight office - try Abiword (use it myself).


sudo aptitude install abiword


aptitude is no longer in the default install and pointing a newbie to a terminal command for simple task as installing a app is not very good abiword can be installed through software center or by clicking here (apt://abiword)