6 of the Best Free Linux Office Suites
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"The market heavyweights in this software field are
Microsoft Office (non-free proprietary software available for
Microsoft Windows and Apple's Mac OS X) and OpenOffice.org, the
latter of which is released under a freely distributable license
and is available for Linux and many other operating systems.
However, there are a number of other strong office suites that are
available for Linux. If necessary, it is also possible to run
Microsoft Office under Linux in a number of different ways (e.g.
using virtualisation software such as VirtualBox, VMware) or
Windows compability layers such as Wine and CrossOver Office.
"This article selects 6 of our favourite office suites which run
under Linux. Please be aware that three of the entries (Google
Docs, Zoho Office Suite and Lotus Symphony) are released under
proprietary software licenses, but all of the software listed below
is available to download for no charge. Large software corporations
recognise the importance of challenging Microsoft's dominance over
the office suite. We have software developed by Sun Microsystems,
Google Inc, and IBM.
"Now, let's explore the 6 Linux office suites at hand. For each
title we have compiled its own portal page, providing a screenshot
of the software in action, a full description with an in-depth
analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources