While, not a full fledged review, this SearchEnterpriseLinux article does give you the 100,000 foot view of the major issues involved in the key options of office suite these days.

  • OpenOffice.org – open source, MS Office compatible, low-cost/”free”, Novell Edition included with SLED and NOWS
  • MS Office – proprietary, expensive, new version = new user interface = user training requirement, familiar name
  • GoogleDocs – proprietary, word-processor and spreadsheet only, MS Office compatible, low-cost/”free”

It’s worth mentioning that RossB and I did blog a few comparisons to OpenOffice.org and MS Office which you might care to review:  here, here and here.

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