office apps

Polytropon freebsd at
Sun Jun 6 20:38:30 UTC 2010

On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 13:34:16 -0700, Chip Camden <sterling at> wrote:
> This might not be the right list for this question -- if so, please slap
> me over to the right one.
> Does anyone have a recommendation for a lighter-weight office suite?
> OOo is such a pig.  It takes a good minute to start it up and open a
> spreadsheet.

There are office conglomerates both for KDE and Gnome, KOffice and
GOffice. If you already have either of them installed, you may try

An acceptable stand-alone word processor is Abiword.

> Short of the full suite, how about just a spreadsheet program that supports
> complex formulas and charting? 


> If it could also be used without X11 when
> charting isn't needed, that would make my day.

CVS for data, C or awk for processing, gnuplot for plotting. :-)

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