Try Calligra 2.4 for a New Microsoft Office Alternative

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  1. Rob

    Rob Administrator Staff Member

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    Microsoft Office may be the dominant productivity suite in much of the computing world, but it's not for a lack of alternatives. Two free and open source contenders have already achieved particularly widespread acclaim for their strength and usability--LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org--but this week saw the launch of a third. ... Full story here.

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  2. Sinister_Diagram

    Sinister_Diagram New Member

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    This is awesome! I currently use OpenOffice on my Windows 7 computer and Libre Office on Xubuntu. I can say that both are good when it comes to free alternatives for Microsoft office - though there are certain issues. I believe the performance could be better for both as I have experienced lag or brief freezing during use. I am definitely going to check this out and may even give it a try.
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    This looks pretty damn cool, very different from MS Office or Open/Libre Office, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. I'm definitely going to try this out, I'm always up for when people try and challenge these big software companies like MS. If they can be a better Word than MS Word- all the power to them.
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    This is one thing that I love so much about the Linux community - that so many people are willing to create programs/software that is available to everyone without a huge price tag. Be it alternatives to name brand or "mainstream" software to creating something completely original. The Linux community provides so much for people and I am still amazed that it is considered the smallest when it comes to users.

    It does appear that Calligra is going for a different look when compared to Libra or OpenOffice. I hope so, to be honest. I want to see something new and refreshing!

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