Ubuntu – Alternatives to LibreOffice


What alternatives to LibreOffice (specially LO Writer) does Ubuntu come with. I have seen Abiword there but are there others?

Best Answer

  • KOffice Calligra Suite

    The KOffice project was replaced by Calligra Suite, after some disputes. Calligra Suite is a fork of the 2010 codebase.

    IBM Lotus Symphony

    uses code from OpenOffice.org and includes enhancements such as new sidebars in its user interface.

    Not in the repositories, but I think it is worth mentioning, you may give it a try and see what it brings new to OpenOffice.org besides the interface

    Read more: http://www-03.ibm.com/software/lotus/symphony/home.nsf/home

    Other Useful Options

    For calculations one could use gnumeric, octave and Python with numpy. A fairly good lightweight word processor, Abiword is available.

    For document creation, Latex and Context are excellent systems, the learning curve is a little steep when it comes to Tex based document creation systems, but when one starts reaping the rewards of the power of these systems one will see it is a small price to pay.

    For people just starting with Latex, an Interface like lyx Install lyx may be used. There is no substitute for a good Latex editor though, texmaker Install texmaker is a fine one.

    Scribus may also be considered, while it is a page layout program and not a word processor there is a story editor that have similar behaviour to a word processor and there are many instance where something like this is better for document creation than a word processor.

    For drawing Xfig and Inkscape are quite good.

    For database, sqliteman interface to the sqlite database system

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