Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th May 2009 14:23 UTC, submitted by hotice
KDE While most people focus on Microsoft Office and as being each other's competitors, there's a third player in this market: KOffice. While KOffice is obviously geared towards use on KDE, it's available for Windows, Mac OS X, and GNOME-based distributions as well, making it much more platform-independent than Microsoft's Office suite. Version 2.0.0 was released today, and comes with a whole boatload of improvements.
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Comment by dagw
by dagw on Thu 28th May 2009 14:40 UTC
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They have learned from KDE4's mistake: they state as clearly as humanly possible that KOffice 2.0.0 is not aimed at end users just yet.

They obviously haven't learned from KDE4's mistake. If they had they would have called it Koffice 2 Release candidate 1 or Developer release 1 or Test release 1 and made clear from the name that it's not ready for end users.

That being said, I'm super excited. I've always really koffice, and have always felt that it had great potential. I also felt that it's never really lived up to its potential with too many show stopping bugs or missing features. Hopefully Koffice 2 will be a great first step towards a great office suite.

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