Today, SUSE Linux, the international Open Source technology leader and solutions provider, announced the release of Pro-Office CD. The Pro-Office CD features the latest version of Sun Microsystems' StarOffice, the newest edition of the ultimate desktop environment KDE 3.0.1, as well as important patches for the SUSE Linux 8.0 operating system. SUSE Linux users of can equip their home computers with state-of-the-art Linux desktop technology.
Powerful, Flexible All around Solution for the Office
StarOffice 6 comprises all vital office applications:
- StarOffice Writer, the word processing application
- StarOffice Calc, the spreadsheet application
- StarOffice Impress, the presentation program
- StarOffice Draw, the drawing program
- StarOffice Base, the data organizer
Thanks to its intuitive menus and high level of user-friendliness, StarOffice 6.0 represents a powerful all around solution for the office and is fully compatible with other file formats. With StarOffice, it is easy to manipulate files created with Microsoft Office or Office XP applications and save them easily in their respective file format.
One of the new features in StarOffice 6.0 is the integrated support of TrueType fonts with adapted metrics. All document formatting is preserved, regardless of the application used. For finance and accounting, StarOffice Calc now offers a functionality corresponding to Microsoft Excel.
Speed and Efficiency - Success Factors in the Office
The default use of XML file formats for saving documents accelerates office operations. Contents generated with StarOffice can be ported without limitations to XML-enabled tools and applications. The compression method is also based on industry standards. Small file sizes guarantee moderate use of storage resources and short loading times.
Combined with the latest features of the desktop environment KDE 3.0.1 and the last Linux patches for SUSE Linux 8.0, SUSE Linux Pro-Office is a powerful office solution for PC users. SUSE Linux Pro-Office will be available June 24th, at SUSE web shop: suse.com/shop/. Price USD 24.95.
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