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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RE: They need to rebrand the suite
by lemur2 on Fri 29th May 2009 00:58 UTC in reply to "They need to rebrand the suite"
lemur2
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KOffice and the whole starting application names with k is just old and tired. They really need to rebrand the KOffice suite competely; new name for the suite and a new name for each application too. Kexi? What is that? No idea. KSpread? Not a kool, I mean cool name.


Why?

Applications for GNOME very often include a "g" in their name.

Applications for Mac very often includ a "i" in their name.

Why are these not likewise "tired"?

On the KDE menus, applications are grouped into application categories and named after their function. The "k" in the application's name (only for some of the applications, BTW) is barely noticeable.

Examples:

http://lancelot.fomentgroup.org/images/screenshots/lancelot1.7-air....
http://lancelot.fomentgroup.org/screenshots

Amarok and Kontact application names appear on those menus, but the most visible text in the menu entries for those applications is "Audio Player" and "Personal Infromation Manager" respectively.

This is far better than on Windows where one finds applications typically grouped on the menus according to the vendor's name. One is expected to just know that the PDF viewer is produced by Adobe.

Edited 2009-05-29 01:06 UTC

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