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  • phoronix
    started a topic Kingsoft Office Is Still Being Ported To Linux

    Kingsoft Office Is Still Being Ported To Linux

    Phoronix: Kingsoft Office Is Still Being Ported To Linux

    While LibreOffice is currently the most popular office suite on Linux and there's countless of other open-source office / word processor suites out there, one of the longest standing proprietary office suites is still being ported to Linux as well as BSD...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY4NDI

  • Hamish Wilson
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    While I would have no motivation to switch anyway as I am actually quite pleased with LibreOffice and do care about licenses, the fact that it can not even support ODF is actually rather pathetic given that it was the first standard XML document format.

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  • droidhacker
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    Originally posted by seedo View Post
    No ODF support is a deal breaker for me.
    This.

    Also being closed source is another deal breaker. There is absolutely nothing that could convince me to support a blob when the open source option is superior in every MEANINGFUL way.
    MS-format compatibility is NOT a meaningful advantage -- MS themselves support ODF now.

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  • uid313
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    Fuck proprietary software!

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  • Calinou
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    Update End User License Agreement for Kingsoft Office.
    I stopped reading there.

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  • farseerfc
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    Originally posted by startzz View Post
    As i said, this is only alpha version, so it will take many years to develop stable release with all functions, no wonder that not much people have heard of it.
    It is definitely not a product with alpha quality. It is called alpha for their development version.
    The alpha version for kingsoft office is like the dev channel for chrome.
    They have released a beta version more than 1 year ago:
    http://wps-community.org/download.html

    And the reason why they don't have a stable release is that (I remember some developer wrote this in their forum), they will not call it stable until the linux version get all features of their Windows version.

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  • startzz
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    As i said, this is only alpha version, so it will take many years to develop stable release with all functions, no wonder that not much people have heard of it.

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  • CTown
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    It's a pretty nice office suite, with a easy to use UI. Only downsides are the closed source license, 32-bit for now, and the fact that I cannot figure out how to use equations with it.

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  • Delgarde
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    Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
    Say what? o_O

    Kingsoft Office is quite popular on Linux since it has waaaay better docx/doc support than Libre Office.
    Really? I've been using Linux as primary desktop for a good fifteen years, and I've never so much as heard of Kingsoft before now...

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  • Kemosabe
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    Originally posted by seedo View Post
    No ODF support is a deal breaker for me.
    Really? No interessted, too.

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