"At the moment, GNOME Office isn't distributed as a whole. Parts
of it are standard with the GNOME distribution itself, and others
must be retrieved individually. The GNOME Office home page at
http://www.gnome.org/gnome-office/ provides links to each of the
elements of the suite. The software carried under the GNOME Office
AbiWord: AbiSource's open source word processor
Gnumeric: a spreadsheet
Dia: a structured diagram editor
The GIMP: the popular image editing program
Eye of GNOME (EOG): an image viewer
GNOME-PIM: a calendar and address book offering Palm device
GNOME-DB: a collection of tools for database access"
"...GNOME Office is much more of a theme and a promise for
solid integration than it is a fully realized suite. It's not
something traditional office suite users wandering in from the
Microsoft Office-dominated corporate desktop are going to feel
particularly at home with."
"On the other hand, there's an underlying spirit to the efforts
being combined to produce a functional GNOME desktop that we can't
ignore. We're still believers in the UNIX mantra of small, reusable
tools. We believe that GNOME Office, once it gels with Bonobo's
integration, will honor this philosophy and provide users with a
comfortable and fast office environment that resides easily within
the overall GNOME framework."
"GNOME Office is an interesting take on the largely
marketing-driven notion of an office suite, and one we're
interested in following."