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  • cl333r
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    Originally posted by JeansenVaars View Post
    Libre is sooo behind office. Its sad but I wish Libre got the resources it requires to make it competitive. There's not a slight chance it can compete with ms word or power point, lack of features, templates and even this decade's appearance.

    Its blocking my family to moving to Linux actually. They just need office and work with files other people send as docx , pptx etc
    The Linux community is drowning in self delusion and the answer to what you're saying will be as usual: you're wrong, it's all relative, it's a matter of taste, it's good enough etc etc. Microsoft Office is doing so well not because it's so good but because its competition is so bad.

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  • cl333r
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    Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
    uid313 They are expanding the use of GTK3 to make it more Wayland compatible.
    Can confirm. Deadline 2026.

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  • Isedonde
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    Originally posted by bug77 View Post
    Does it really need Vulkan? Is rendering text and a bunch of graphs so intensive these days?
    Also, is Linux support for Vulkan up to the task? (Genuinely curious, I haven't paid much attention to that since I stopped gaming)
    Well, Vulkan is the new free graphics programming API. Nothing says that you should only use it for high performance stuff. OpenGL has a lot of old cruft. If you're willing to implement all the extra stuff that Vulkan expects you to provide, or find a nice library to do that for you, the Vulkan experience is probably nicer compared to OpenGL because it uses a modern API instead of that Frankenstein API that is OpenGL. Or maybe you're asking if they couldn't just do everything on the CPU instead of using the GPU. Well, I'm really not sure. Do they use it for text/GUI rendering, or faster LibreOffice Calc calculations, or LibreOffice Impress animations, or what?

    Implementing a Vulkan driver should be easier than implementing an OpenGL driver, and my experience using HD7870 and the open source radv driver has been quite good so far. I'm sure there are a few bugs though.

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  • grigi
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    LibreOffice and KDE Plasma is working very well for me right now. Something changed recently (the last few months) and it feels a lot more integrated. LO 6.3 & KP 5.17

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  • Britoid
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    Originally posted by bug77 View Post
    I couldn't care less about version numbers. But then again, I don't care much about office suites, since Google Docs has been covering my needs for years.

    This is literally what I was wondering about.

    It's a GTK+ application, improvements will come from KDE's GTK+ integration.
    LibreOffice does have a Qt backend, I don't think it's as heavily developed as the GTK one though.

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  • bug77
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    Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
    I hope they will not start the rapid pace version crap like Chome and Firefox.
    I couldn't care less about version numbers. But then again, I don't care much about office suites, since Google Docs has been covering my needs for years.
    Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
    And I hope the Vulkan code will work good on both Windows 7 and Linux.
    This is literally what I was wondering about.
    Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
    I'm now curios how good is the KDE Plasma integration, have they improved anything in this area ?
    It's a GTK+ application, improvements will come from KDE's GTK+ integration.

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  • JeansenVaars
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    Libre is sooo behind office. Its sad but I wish Libre got the resources it requires to make it competitive. There's not a slight chance it can compete with ms word or power point, lack of features, templates and even this decade's appearance.

    Its blocking my family to moving to Linux actually. They just need office and work with files other people send as docx , pptx etc

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  • Danny3
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    I hope they will not start the rapid pace version crap like Chome and Firefox.
    And I hope the Vulkan code will work good on both Windows 7 and Linux.
    I'm now curios how good is the KDE Plasma integration, have they improved anything in this area ?

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  • bug77
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    Does it really need Vulkan? Is rendering text and a bunch of graphs so intensive these days?
    Also, is Linux support for Vulkan up to the task? (Genuinely curious, I haven't paid much attention to that since I stopped gaming)

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  • uid313
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    Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
    Intuitiveness typically comes from whatever you learned first. MS Office is objectively intuitive, but, you're not going to think that way if you're so used to other tools. My main gripes about Office is how resource-intensive it is, the fact the ribbon bar is horizontal rather than vertical, and poor Linux functionality.

    But for everyday use, LibreOffice is more than good enough.
    I haven't used LibreOffice or Microsoft Office much like for everyday.
    But the few times I used LibreOffice I found it to be good enough, and it did what I needed it to do.
    I think Microsoft Office was more beautiful and fun though.

    Microsoft is also available on the web, so you can use it in a browser on Linux.

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