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Which office is better for Linux?

asked 2014-03-16 13:02:29 -0500

updated 2014-09-30 09:22:00 -0500

mether gravatar image

Hi All,

I am an active user of MS Office for Mac & Windows both and really work a lot on Presentations profesionally. Just out of the curiosity I want to know which Office Suite is better while working on Linux in terms of efficiency. Most famous are Libre Office & OpenOffice. But what you all guys can suggest, which one is the best for Linux?

Cheers, Rishu Mehra

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Libre Office

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answered 2014-03-17 15:37:39 -0500

Personally, I prefer LibreOffice because it is included in Fedora's base repositories and it latest updates include better compatibility with MS Office. Also, this tool saves on Open Document Format (ODF) which is a real ISO standard for documents.

Other option you have is the combination Abiword + Gnumeric + Impressive. Aldo these three applications are independent, their combination is an interesting choice.

Finally, if you are using a KDE environment I suggest you to try KOffice, which is the default office suite for that desktop environment.

Extra: Kingsoft Office Suite 2013. Its interface is very similar to MS Office and it has a great compatibility but is a third-party application and you have to buy it (there's a free version of it).

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answered 2014-03-16 14:20:37 -0500

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LibreOffice is packaged in Fedora's base repositories for Fedora 19 and 20. This means that it is tested (as much as any fedora package can get testing) and must follow the packaging rules to be included in Fedora.

OpenOffice is packaged by an external organization, and may or may not keep up to date with changes in Fedora.

You decide.

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answered 2016-02-04 10:23:32 -0500

davidva gravatar image

"Which office is better for Linux?" haha all! but I prefer Libre Office, alternative you can use WPS Office 2016, it has a great compatibility with MS Office!

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answered 2016-02-04 00:37:15 -0500

Marcin S gravatar image

LibreOffice but OpenOffice is good and ok

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