[kubuntu-users] KOffice 1.4 - Kubuntu Packages available

Sander van Loon svloon at xs4all.nl
Tue Jun 21 20:47:24 UTC 2005

I've tried the KOffice 1.4 RC's and now the final, but I haven't had any 
serious experiences with using it. I have used OpenOffice a lot though. 
OpenOffice is good and more mature than KOffice. But KOffice is a lot better 
integrated into KDE, has a more attractive interface, starts up nearly 
instantly (at least 10 times faster than OO) and has other advantages.

It's a difficult choice though. Both are good, but OO 2.0 will be more mature 
and more popular. So maybe the Kubuntu team had better wait and stick with OO 
for breezy, and wait for the next KOffice release before Kubuntu starts using 
KOffice as the default? I don't think I'm qualified to make this choice 
though, because I haven't got much experience with KOffice 1.4 yet. My main 
concern is a good function for exporting to MS Office file formats, I'm a 
student and most of my classmates only know Windows :( . So which Office 
suite has the best MS Office compatibility would win for me.

The best solution would be the implemention of a package selection feature 
during the installation of Kubuntu, so people could choose whether they want 
KOffice or OO. But I don't know if that fits in the Kubuntu philosophy.


On Tuesday 21 June 2005 21:34, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 21, 2005 at 09:05:44PM +0200, Christoph Wiesen wrote:
> > http://www.kubuntu.org/hoary-koffice-14.php
> We also have an installable Live CD listed at the URL above.
> The question is whether KOffice 1.4 is good enough for breezy.  Some
> parts will probably get in such as Krita since it has no equivalent
> but should the rest replace OpenOffice?
> KOffice is faster and more integrated, plus it compiles on amd64 but
> will Kubuntu be considered a serious distribution without OpenOffice?
> All opinions welcome.
> Jonathan Riddell

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