The new Best Office Suite for Linux!


LibreOffice is feature rich. I can't deny that. But, when was the last time it actually looked.. cool? If I want to make a "You-don't-want-MSOffice" speech and point at the Libre, it would leave me standing there like a fool. Alas, the worst first impression ever! But, that problem is kinda solved now, I guess. With the WPS Office suite for Linux, we are now the proud owners of "Cool-looking" Office Suite! It is released by the 25 year old Kingsoft Office and maintained by an Open Source Community, WPS Office sure do look like a matured software.
Most of its look are ripped out of MS Office 2010 but who can complain if it works so well. I had secretly wished that ubuntu would make its own version of Microsoft's ribbon interface for Menus as it will bring more usability on this whole "convergence" thingy. Seeing it on WPS was a bliss for me(Don't get angry. FOR ME only)

WPS Office Highlights:

  • Compatible with Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Mint, Knoppix and more
  • Supports both 32 and 64 bit systems
  • Fully compatible with Microsoft Office
  • Spell check now available in over 10 different languages
  • Supported by open source community
  • Loads of Templates from Online to choose

W- Writer:

  • Fully compatible with Microsoft Office (.DOC and .DOCX)
  • Insert photos, tables and charts into documents
  • Rich text, page and paragraph formatting features
  • Collaborate with others using track changes and comments
  • Open multiple documents in one window using Tabs
  • Drag and Drop paragraph adjustment tool to easily change page formatting

 P- Presentation:

  • Fully compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint (.PPT)
  • Insert photos, videos, custom animation and more
  • Create graphs, charts and tables
  • Open multiple presentations in one window using Tabs

 

S- Spreadsheets:

  • Fully compatible with Microsoft Exel (.XLS and .XLSX)
  • Worksheets supports functions for finance, statistics, IT, engineering and more
  • Insert photos, graphs, charts and tables
  • Auto-fit cells to their contents
  • Includes a 100 common functions and formulas
  • Auto-contract condenses and summarizes cells with large volumes of content
But, as you see, it is not a full-fledged suite as of now. But, for a daily user it is more than enough.
What do you think of WPS writer? Please make use of the comment section.
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