"The version of Calc I looked at was from OpenOffice
641b, which at the time of this review was the latest and greatest
binary version available for Linux. Since downloading and
installing OpenOffice is basically identical to the StarOffice
procedure, I won't say much about this process, save to say that
like all of the other recent versions of this office suite, you
need either a darn big pipe or a lot of free time to download the
76.4 Mb file.
Newcomers to OpenOffice should be made aware that the
application is available not only for x86/Linux, but also PPC/Linux
as well. It also is available in Solaris (Intel and Sparc) and even
Win32, so you get that wonderful cozy feeling of cross-platform
When they first open Calc, new users have got to impressed by
the depth of the toolset provided by this spreadsheet. Most of the
rest of us, though, know full well that Calc has an impressive
lineage of StarOffice versions behind it, so there's been more than
enough time to build a very full-featured application.
Calc has it all, too. Everything from row and column controls
that have their own context menus quickly manipulate formatting, to
sophisticated data management tools that enable you to create pivot
tables and other data-enhancing objects."