"Here's a quick list of the applications that are currently
associated with GNOME Office:
AbiWord -- word processor
Gnumeric -- spreadsheet application
the GIMP -- image editing program
Dia -- diagram drawing application
Eye Of GNOME -- image viewer
GNOME-PIM -- personal information manager
GNOME-DB -- database connectivity
Each application is in different stages of development, and as
such, you'll see gaps in functionality for each depending upon the
age of the project."
"To compare Microsoft Word to Abiword is a little like comparing
David to Goliath in a pre-fight analysis. Sure, you have to pick
Goliath, he's just so big. Which really is a good analogy. Word has
become a monster on the the Windows platform. ... Feature for
feature, Word is light years ahead of AbiWord as a word processor,
and rightfully so. Word is a very mature piece of software (well
over 10 years old). That doesn't mean that AbiWord should be
disregarded outright however."
"Gnumeric is a powerful Excel-compatible spreadsheet. The
current version on my system (0.56) imported an Excel 2000
spreadsheet with no problems at all, and all the calculations in
the spreadsheet worked fine (See Figure B). The interface is
similar to MS Excel and most buttons on the toolbars have
reciprocal functions for both Excel and Gnumeric."
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