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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RE[5]: Comment by dagw
by lemur2 on Fri 29th May 2009 12:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by dagw"
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My point was that calling a product X.0 and then adding a footnote stating that it actually isn't ready for use does not in any way show that "they have learned from KDE4's mistake".

I still think they should have called this a release candidate, which is what it is.

FFS, give it up already.

Every program undergoing a major rewrite has a ".0" version that doesn't yet implement full functionality. Every single one.

Even bloody GNOME 2.0 ... no bloody audio, and lots else missing besides.

Got it yet?


"I usually start my reviews with the positive points of a product and then continue with whatever I found as 'bad'. In this case, I just can't hide my dissapointment about the new version of Gnome. As a user, I expected more, and I want more. The new version removes the flexibility found on Gnome 1.x and it does not introduce anything really new or spectacularly interesting in its UI design. Gnome 2 fails to impress. It is not intuitive. It feels limited and not done yet. While it is not solidly stable yet on all of its respects, it is stable enough. But the 'not done yet' refers to the feature-set of the environment, not to its actual stability. It needs more work, it needs more enrichment at most places, and it needs even more refinement on the GUI and its scattered setting panels or on the small icons feeling 'glued' to the text on the menus. Because of this re-write of the Gnome environment, I keep feeling that this is version 1.0, and not 2.0."

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