Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th May 2009 14:23 UTC, submitted by hotice
KDE While most people focus on Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org 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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good news
by niemau on Thu 28th May 2009 17:01 UTC
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i guess this is good news. having choices is always good. although i'm not a kde user, koffice has long been a pretty strong suite of apps.

one complaint, though. take a look at the new logos for the apps. at first, i thought "hey, that's a cool new 'k' logo for the suite". then, i noticed there were new logos/icons for each of the apps. besides the main koffice logo, and the kword logo, the rest of them are absolutely rediculous. i get that they were trying to follow a theme of sorts, but geez. see below.

http://www.koffice.org/wordpress/wp-content/themes/whiteasmilk/logo...

http://www.koffice.org/wordpress/wp-content/themes/whiteasmilk/logo...

http://www.koffice.org/wordpress/wp-content/themes/whiteasmilk/logo...

http://www.koffice.org/wordpress/wp-content/themes/whiteasmilk/logo...


http://www.koffice.org/wordpress/wp-content/themes/whiteasmilk/logo...


http://www.koffice.org/wordpress/wp-content/themes/whiteasmilk/logo...


http://www.koffice.org/wordpress/wp-content/themes/whiteasmilk/logo...


http://www.koffice.org/wordpress/wp-content/themes/whiteasmilk/logo...

these logos do *nothing* to convey (konvey?) what these apps do. bad design decision. sorry. bleh.

edit: i understand the desire to 'brand' these in a modern way. i just think these could use some light revision.

Edited 2009-05-28 17:04 UTC

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