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Everyone will agree that it does not make any sense to abandon Microsoft Windows and migrate to Linux only to stare at the desktop. Will it not be great to be able to do everything you are used to doing in Windows? This page is dedicated to helping you to do just that. We are going to show you how Linux based suite of Office productivity tools bring you closer to this reality. This page is focused on the various Office suites. We are going to help you to learn how to work with these tools. Please bookmark this page

Today we have four major players in this field. They are the Openoffice 1.1, the Koffice with 10 different applications, the Gnome office and the Star office. We are going to focus this page on the first three since you can get them free.

Click on the menu on the left to take an in-depth look at the various Office suites for Linux..


The Open Office

WRITER is a powerful tool for creating professional documents, reports, newsletters, and brochures.

CALC is a feature-packed spreadsheet which can turn boring numbers into eye-catching information. Calculate, analyse, and visually communicate your data quickly and easily.

IMPRESS is the fastest, most powerful way to create effective multimedia presentations.

DRAW will produce everything from simple diagrams to dynamic 3D illustrations and special effects.

The Database User Tools give you all the tools you need for day to day database work in a simple spreadsheet-like form.



If you are using KDE for your desktop then you may have noticed the existence of the Koffice suite on your computer. Koffice comes with KDE and your can install it on any version of Linux Distribution. With Koffice you have a complete range of office productivity tools like standard Kword for word processing to the more complex but easy to use Spreadsheet program called KSpread.

KWord - A frame-based word processor capable of professional standard documents

KSpread - A powerful spreadsheet application.

KPresenter - A full-featured presentation program.

Kivio - A Visio® -style flowcharting application.

Karbon14 - A vector drawing application.

Krita - A pixel-based image manipulation program like The GIMP or Adobe© Photoshop®.

Kugar - A tool for generating business quality reports.

KChart - An integrated graph and chart drawing tool.

KFormula - A powerful formula editor.

Kexi - Integrated Database Environment Access.



Gnome Office

Genome is another create source for a great office productivity tool called Goffice. With Gfore you have a great collection of software that you can use to perform your office work being it word processing, calculation or database. Another great addition to this suit is GIMP which is image processing software that is quit adequate for those of you without a heavy demand on image processing. This software is still going through a continuous development and promises to rival the finest Windows image processing software2


Gnumeric a powerful spreadsheet application

AbiWord a popular multiplattform word processor.

Gfax allows you to easily send and receive faxes.

Galeon is a fast and standards compliant web browser.

Sodipodi is a Vector drawing package

Gimp an extremely powerful and versatile image editing program..

Sketch is a Vector drawing pack

Eye Of GNOME is an image view.

Balsa is a flexible and powerfull email client.

Evolution is an integrated calendaring, email application and personal information manager.

GNOME-DB Provides database connectivity.

Dia a structured diagrams program similar to Visio.

MrProject is project management tool created by CodeFactory

Toutdoux a GNU project management tool with database backend.

GnuCash is a personal finance manager

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