"The Linux version will be released under the Family license.
This license allows users to install the office suite to all of
their home computers, plus a PC at work! Pretty good deal for $75
USD. In fact, users who have already purchased the Windows version,
will get for free the Linux version as well via a coupon.
"Under Linux, as under Windows, you can save as PDF, load and
save as Word and Excel, SYLK, HTML, tab, semi-colon and comma
delimited, RTF, etc. You can save images as gif, png, jpeg, gimp,
xpm, tiff, and other formats. Of course, one of the great
advantages of gobeProductive 3 is its ability to use its own
format, which allows to save spreadsheat, word processing, images
and presentations under a single file format. In fact, this also
gives the ability to easily integrate spreadsheets with images and
text, all in a single document.
"In my view, the best part of Gobe Productive is the vector
manipulation part of the office suite. This was also the strong
point of Claris Works as well (first created by the same people who
today do gobeProductive, before Apple bought Claris and renamed the
product to 'AppleWorks'). With the many different shapes coming
with the application, freeform tools, good font handling etc, it
ranks GP3 as a very decent vector/flow chart application, possibly
the only office suite that can do so many things with