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Feb 05, 2011, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Do you use Linux? Have you ever heard of OpenOffice.org? If you answered "yes" to first question and "no" to second, you are really rare individual! That is because OpenOffice.org (OOo) is one of the first software packages installed in Linux. Many Linux distributions include OOo into their standard installation. When I ran my tests with different distributives, I was very much surprised that some of them (Fedora), do not have any office software installed and some (PC Linux OS) only have installer included. That means that user expects Linux distributive to have office application included, and most likely it to be OOo.

"But is OOo the only office package available for Linux. Anybody who knows a little bit about Linux will definitely tell "no", even if he does not know names of the programs. Because Linux is built about freedom and variety. And of course there is variety of office applications available.

"This my post will be about comparison of features of some of them. For my tests I will take OOo, KOffice and Gnome Office. What? You have never heard about GNOME Office? Fine, but did you hear anything about Gnumeric, Abiword? Yes, they are part of GNOME Office."

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