Jani Monoses jani.monoses at
Sat Feb 11 17:31:13 UTC 2006

> I understand the need to stick with apps that perform well on older
> machines, but OpenOffice is the cross-platform standard these days,
> and I think it should be included with any install even though it will
> be slow on older machines.

Unfortunately as others have also mentioned OOo is slow. If it performs
acceptably on a particular
box than gnome and kde are probably more likely desktops than xfce there.
As you said OO is the cross platform standard these days, but it is also the
main apps that  give
a lot of bad name to free software in my limited experience because people
expect it to compete
with ms office written for computers of 5 years ago, and when they see it
they are disappointed.

abiword and gnumeric support Open Document but they too have their
shortcomings even if they are a lot lighter.
So office software sucks on linux but this is not news unfortunately.

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