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Canada Computes: Siag a good suite of Linux-based office software - without the dancing paperclip

May 31, 2000, 14:47 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Coe)

"There are two well-known office programs in Linux. First is Word Perfect by Corel. I briefly tried the Linux version, but I hated it."

"The other is StarOffice, which I've used and liked a lot. While it's a fantastic piece of software, it is also, to be frank, incredibly bloated. It slows systems down to a crawl - not just my system, either. Everyone I know who has used it has said something similar. It's a resource hog and runs too slowly. It's a real shame, since it had great potential."

"What other options are there? One of them, which I want to look at today, is Siag Office, an open-source office suite. It consists of a word processor called "Pathetic Writer," (I love that name!), a spreadsheet program called "Siag," an animation program called "Egon Animator," a file manager, a text editor and a program for viewing Postscript files."

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