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[7]: good news
by MamiyaOtaru on Fri 29th May 2009 06:51 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: good news"
MamiyaOtaru
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2005-11-11

Compare that to KOffice where there isn't any hint as to the purpose of the application in the name.


aside from Kwrite, Kspread and Kpresenter?

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RE[8]: good news
by kaiwai on Fri 29th May 2009 12:09 in reply to "RE[7]: good news"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Compare that to KOffice where there isn't any hint as to the purpose of the application in the name. aside from Kwrite, Kspread and Kpresenter?


How about Krita, Karbon etc. Absolutley no hint as to what they do. They're as descriptive as the Adamo by Dell, which sounds like some sort of cream that one would use on a rash further down stairs after being with a girl after a night you'd prefer never occured.

Edited 2009-05-29 12:10 UTC

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RE[9]: good news
by lemur2 on Fri 29th May 2009 12:33 in reply to "RE[8]: good news"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"Compare that to KOffice where there isn't any hint as to the purpose of the application in the name. aside from Kwrite, Kspread and Kpresenter?


How about Krita, Karbon etc. Absolutley no hint as to what they do. They're as descriptive as the Adamo by Dell, which sounds like some sort of cream that one would use on a rash further down stairs after being with a girl after a night you'd prefer never occured.
"

Pfft. You do talk utter rubbish.

Look at the picture:

http://ourlan.homelinux.net/qdig/?Qwd=./KDE4_desktop&Qiv=name&Qis=M

Karbon14 is for Scalable Graphics.

Krita is for Painting and Image Editing.

It says so right there in front of you.

Sheesh! Give it up, already!

BTW ... look here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krita

Krita is Swedish for crayon, from the verb "rita", to draw.

That is a lot more descriptive of what Krita does than "Excel" is of what Excel does.

Edited 2009-05-29 12:35 UTC

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RE[8]: good news
by boudewijn on Fri 29th May 2009 14:52 in reply to "RE[7]: good news"
boudewijn Member since:
2006-03-05

Weirdly enough, KWrite isn't part of KOffice :-). It's a plain text editor. Our word processor is called KWord (and I'm still suprised we haven't been sued for that...)

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RE[9]: good news
by lemur2 on Sun 31st May 2009 12:53 in reply to "RE[8]: good news"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Weirdly enough, KWrite isn't part of KOffice :-). It's a plain text editor. Our word processor is called KWord (and I'm still suprised we haven't been sued for that...)


The threat of being sued for using a straightforward name for a software application is obviously the reason why weird names often have to be used in the first place.

That fact of life alone is, of course, in any sane analysis, complete justification for the KOffice project using names such as Krita and Karbon14 or whatever else doesn't get them sued.

Thankfully the KDE practice of including the applications name as well as its purpose on the menus completely negates any misguided criticism of the names that have had to eventually be chosen.

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