Office Applications

Just because you’re using an open-source operating system doesn’t mean you have to do without the productivity applications you’ve come to depend on under Windows. After a long period when office applications that could adequately stand in for the commercial but indispensable Microsoft Office were in short supply, today there are several excellent open-source office suites that provide all the functionality of Microsoft Office and more.

If you’re using KDE, the built-in office suite, KOffice, contains eleven component applications including KWord, KSpread, KPresenter, and Kivio, which correspond in functionality to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio. KOffice also includes Krita, a full-featured Photoshop-style painting program, ...

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