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Submission Summary: 0 pending, 21 declined, 6 accepted (27 total, 22.22% accepted)

Software

Submission + - A new office suite from Germany enters public beta (softmaker.com)

martin-k writes: "Looking for alternatives to OpenOffice.org or KOffice or Gnome Office? German software vendor SoftMaker today released the public beta of SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux, a commercial office suite that is also available for Windows and for Pocket PCs. The manufacturer pushes it for its high degree of compatibility with the Microsoft Office file formats, its speed, and its reliability. So, are you willing to venture into proprietary territory?"
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Submission + - New office suite from Germany for FreeBSD, Linux

martin-k writes: "Commercial office suite software is coming to FreeBSD ... and Linux, Windows, Sharp Zaurus and Windows Mobile! SoftMaker, a German developer, today released SoftMaker Office, a multi-platform office suite that excels in Microsoft Office compatibility, is much leaner and faster than OpenOffice.org and works on many operating systems, down to PDAs."
Software

Submission + - Microsoft Office on FreeBSD? SoftMaker is close...

martin-k writes: "Like it or not, Microsoft Office is still the dominant office suite — of course, it's available only for Windows. FreeBSD and Linux users need to look elsewhere. A promising alternative could be SoftMaker Office 2006, a new office suite that is in beta right. SoftMaker, the suite's maker promises better filters for Word and Excel, but TextMaker also offers OpenDocument (ODF) import."
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Submission + - Beta of new office suite for Linux and FreeBSD

martin-k writes: "Just when you thought everybody was settling on OpenOffice.org as their office suite under Linux, a new office suite makes its debut: SoftMaker Office 2006 for Linux and FreeBSD is now in public beta testing and claims superior compatibility with Microsoft Word and Excel. OpenDocument import filters are provided as well, as SoftMaker, the suite's maker, is a member of the OpenDocument Format Alliance."

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