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Turn your head and KOffice

Linux Hater's Blog - Wed, 09/07/2008 - 2:12am
You know, just when I thought it couldn't get any worse with OpenOffice, along come the KDE folks with yet another office suite.

Why? Seriously? Why? goddamnit. Every line of code you guys write for KOffice is a line of code that could have gone into improving OpenOffice. Please know that you are probably doing the world more harm than good by working on this.

Maybe someone thinks that if Linux has like 3 billion office suites, then it can finally take over MS Office? I mean, there's so much choice. Who could possibly resist?

KWord. It like, totally integrates with your desktop. Like it uses the same icons. And colors. Cool. It can also show me garbled versions of documents that people send me. With fonts and colors that are consistent with my desktop. Sweet. Oh, and it's based on frames, apparently. Frames! Did I mention that it's based on frames? Frames are awesome. Frames. Frames. Frames. The fact that it's based on frames apparently makes up for all its deficiencies, I think. Wow, in all this time I've used MS Office, I didn't realize that I needed frames so much.

KSpread. Pretty much the same as KWord, sans the frames.

BTW. I hear these apps don't really support macros, cuz, like they're insecure or something. Never mind that they're hugely useful. Oh, but they have DCOP! hurray for DCOP!

K*. Yea I'm tired of this game. I get it. You pretty much made 1:1 clones of MS Office components. Except for Karbon14 and Krita, which are drop-in replacements for Illustrator and Photoshop. Uh huh. Just like the Open Office guys. Sweet. Doing the same work but in a slightly different way is totally like cooperating right? Go open source!

Oh I know. Maybe if you made all your apps frames-based, people would care.

Also BTW, just in case this somehow made you want to try it out, don't try to type the euro character. Seriously, just copy and paste it from here: € . See, now that wasn't so hard was it?