Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jul 2007 22:49 UTC
Features, Office "'Siag, it sucks less!' This is the slogan for Siag Office. This and the self-effacing name for the Siag Office Word Processor, Pathetic Writer, might leave you thinking that this office suite is a mere plaything, a university student's cobbled-together programming assignment. But don't be fooled by first impressions. Siag Office is a lightweight suite of applications which might be just the right set of office tools for you, especially if you have older hardware."
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What a mess
by sb56637 on Wed 11th Jul 2007 12:34 UTC
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>>This and the self-effacing name for the Siag Office Word Processor, Pathetic Writer, might leave you thinking that this office suite is a mere plaything, a university student's cobbled-together programming assignment.


Yes, and frankly, I still think that. Sorry, but MS Office 6.x runs circles around this. (Yes, I have used Siag Office and most versions of MS Office.)

I think the currently available free office suites for Linux are a train wreck. OpenOffice is powerful, reasonably compatible with MS Office, somewhat stable, but dreadfully, unusably slow on all but the newest hardware. Gnome Office is unstable, quirky, lacking some important features, has poor MS Office compatibility, and is slow on some operations. And Siag Office? No MS Office compatibility? I have to program for myself the most common missing features? Sorry, but no.

If they make KOffice 2 run without KDE dependancies and if they improve the MS Office compatibility, it might be an option. I sure hope it can be, because MS Office and Windows cost too much. :-)

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