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OS News: First Screenshots of gobeProductive 3 for Linux [Review]

May 22, 2002, 11:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eugenia Loli-Queru)

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"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 vectors..."

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