Reviewed: KOffice 2.2
Jul 27, 2010, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
"Over the last 12 years KOffice has grown in scope and ambition
pushing out both good and bad iterations and occasionally suffering
from hyperbolic claims that it had no chance in hell of
"Version 2.2 of the suite, which comprises KWord, KPresent,
KSpread, KPlato (project manager), Krita (image editor) and the
prodigal Kexi (database), comes into a very changed world. Desktop
applications now face serious competition from cloud-based
offerings, Microsoft no longer seems indomitable, and mobile has
become a vital platform. We put KOffice 2.2 through its paces -
read on to find out more.
"The KOffice interface opts for an Adobe-esque dock system
rather than the Microsoft ribbon idea, and it works in a more
sensible way than the multiple horizontal toolbars of its
rivals.The docking system is vastly improved over the last version,
with no more sections scrolling off the screen and far more
consistency between applications.
"Everything is quick to launch and snappy in use, though some of
the more complex dialog boxes such as the Styles Manager take a few
seconds to appear even on fast machines. In use it compares well
with the equivalent applications from OpenOffice.org and beats MS
Word hands down in most editing and creation tasks."