office apps

Eduardo emorras at
Mon Jun 7 09:49:42 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.
> 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.

You can use Softmaker products. They are not free but are MS-OO
compatible, fast and linux version works fine under FreeBSD. Demo
version works for a month.

(Note that i'm not a Softmaker worker, only a user)


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