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WPS For Linux

Post by lmuserx4849 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:48 pm

Just playing around with some tech. I am not a big mobile, online, service person. The cons outweight the pros for me. I'm from the days of build your own machine, diy, shareware, use old parts and use them up, keep it local, spend wisely, etc. I did, however, buy a tablet running android. :-) I looked hard at my linux options for notebooks, tablets and phones. Europe actually seems more people empowerment centric and linux friendly.

While looking at the app store, I came across an office suite that runs on android and linux. WPS for linux. It says, "Compatible with Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Mint, Knoppix and more". It is not opensource. Anyone have any experience with it?

libreoffice appears to only have a viewer at this time.

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Re: WPS For Linux

Post by BenTrabetere » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:46 am

I have not tried WPS for Linux, but back in my WinXP days I tried Kingsoft Office, the original name for the office suite. It was not bad, but it was not good enough to get me to switch from OpenOffice (and later LibreOffice). Plus I was turned off by the subscription plan they had at the time.

One thing I did like about it was the tabbed interface, where each document opens in the same window.

Have you looked at SoftMaker FreeOffice? Versions are available for Linux, Android and Windows. http://www.freeoffice.com

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Re: WPS For Linux

Post by jimallyn » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:53 am

I recently installed WPS on my computer, just out of curiosity. I haven't played with it a lot, but when I installed it, it set itself as the default office suite, so every time I double click a file that it can open, it opens it. It looks OK, but as I said I haven't played with it much. Install it and see what you think.
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Re: WPS For Linux

Post by kc1di » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:04 am

I used WPS for about a year a couple years Ago my wife still uses it on her Android tablet and likes it ok.
i didn't see that it gave me much more than Libre Office so haven't used it much lately. Only advantage I found was It did open most any file format I needed.
but that wasn't enough to keep me using it on a regular basis.

I did notice it's become the default office software on a few Linux distros though I don't remember which ones.
It's a good office suite but is not open source.
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Re: WPS For Linux

Post by lmuserx4849 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:58 pm

BenTrabetere wrote:...
Have you looked at SoftMaker FreeOffice? Versions are available for Linux, Android and Windows. http://www.freeoffice.com
I'll take a look. It's interesting that they don't explicitly say android in their system requirements (unless it's included in the PC-based Linux category), but under the Discover menu link it is listed as Android.
System requirements: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP or any PC-based Linux (32 or 64 bits)
There is a beta for libreoffice, but it doesn't look like it has been updated in awhile.

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