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The new non-MS office suites (for Windows) are ready!
« on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 14:00:44 »
Currently evaluating both SoftMaker Office 2021 on my MacBook and WordPerfect Office 2020 on my... Windows on said MacBook.  :blank:
Looks like I'll buy both...

(I cannot stand WordStar, so this is as retro as it gets.)
« Last Edit: Fri, 22 May 2020, 00:54:03 by no, the other guy »
<armin> i have the impression the only reason the mx red switch was invented was drunk people

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Re: The new non-MS office suites (for Windows) are ready!
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 17:49:57 »
I'm not sure how this fits in, but I have used LibreOffice (previously aka Open Office) for 10-15 years now and I am very pleased with it.

The default file extension .ODT is annoying but I understand why it is necessary. Easy enough to go to "options" and keep it clean with "save as" .DOC
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Re: The new non-MS office suites (for Windows) are ready!
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 19:54:26 »
I use Abiword and the online version of Excel and that's it. I'm not cool like you guys with your full office suites.

I did used to use the Ashampoo office suite actually, but iirc it was like 2010 and it was like $30 for the whole thing. I probably still have the files for that, so I guess I still own it. I believe Ashampoo turned their suite into Softmarker.

Is it quite good?

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Re: The new non-MS office suites (for Windows) are ready!
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 00:43:45 »
I'm not sure how this fits in, but I have used LibreOffice (previously aka Open Office) for 10-15 years now and I am very pleased with it.

I had given various versions of StarOffice and its spin-offs a try over the years. I even bought a box in the 90s. However, the open source community lacks any kind of QA.

The first version of LibreOffice was the last one I tried. It failed to format an OpenOffice document correctly and it was annoyingly slow.
<armin> i have the impression the only reason the mx red switch was invented was drunk people

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« Reply #4 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 00:49:44 »
I believe Ashampoo turned their suite into Softmarker.

According to the website, Ashampoo Office seems to be the same thing as SoftMaker Office, except for a few visuals. I would guess that they licensed it from SoftMaker.

And yes, it is rather good: The MS Office compatibility is superb and the performance is just right. I own a license of their 2016 version (which didnít have a macOS version yet) already, but it shows its age...
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<armin> i have the impression the only reason the mx red switch was invented was drunk people

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