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Author Topic: SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux now in public beta  (Read 10350 times)

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SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux now in public beta
« on: September 19, 2008, 06:29:23 AM »
Since SoftMaker Office gets mentioned on this forum pretty regularly, I would like to inform you that SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux is now in public beta.

It comes with TextMaker 2008, PlanMaker 2008, and SoftMaker Presentations 2008.

You can download the free beta version from www.softmaker.com

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Re: SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux now in public beta
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2008, 07:52:05 AM »
Haven't tried the Linux version, but this is a great office suite!

Looking forward to Datamaker ;)

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Re: SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux now in public beta
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2008, 08:31:17 AM »
Looking forward to Datamaker

Yes! Me too...
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Re: SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux now in public beta
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2008, 08:33:12 AM »
We are busy working on it. Hopefully we'll at least have the private beta soon...

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Re: SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux now in public beta
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2008, 12:44:43 PM »
+1 for enthusiastic expectations for DataMaker.

What SoftMaker has done with the rest of the suite has been remarkable: stable, easy-to-use, solid competitor to MS Office, yet not a copy. I wonder how similar DataMaker will be to Access. I feel like Access is weighed down by a ton of backwards compatibility issues, and that if DataMaker doesn't try to emulate Access but starts from a clean slate, they could wind up with a really compelling product.



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Re: SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux now in public beta
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2008, 01:01:19 PM »
Damn it, I don't have a working Linux available right now. Can anyone share some info on how well the program works compared to other Linux office suites?

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Re: SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux now in public beta
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2008, 01:10:55 PM »
Oh, and please don't ever add a ribbon... ;)

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Re: SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux now in public beta
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2008, 02:58:43 PM »
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- FREE beta of SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux

We have just updated the beta of SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux and invite you to a test drive on your Linux system.
SoftMaker Office 2008 for Windows comes with updated versions of TextMaker and PlanMaker as well as our brand new PowerPoint alternative SoftMaker Presentations.

If you haven't already downloaded the previous beta, go to www.softmaker.com/english/oflbetareg_en.htm to download the new beta version and request your serial number. If you already have a beta serial number from the first beta, you can re-use it and directly download the new beta from:

RPM: http://www.softmaker...ce-2008-498.i386.rpm
DEB: http://www.softmaker...office-2008_i386.deb
TGZ: http://www.softmaker...aker-office-2008.tgz

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- FREE full version of SoftMaker Office 2006 for Windows from http://www.softmakeroffice.com/
- it is not restricted in any way and can be used permanently free of charge.

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- FREE TextMaker Viewer 2008 from http://www.officeviewers.com/
If you are looking for a quick way to view and print word processing files - be they MS Word, TextMaker, OpenDocument, or RTF files - without having to install a full-scale office suite, TextMaker Viewer 2008 is right for you.
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Re: SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux now in public beta
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2008, 09:59:56 AM »
SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux has now emerged from beta, and the release version is shipping.

Check out www.softmaker.com for details...

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Re: SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux now in public beta
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2008, 11:49:41 AM »
It's great news.
I tried it, but can't find a way to get a two-page (facing) view of my docs. This is basic.
I also need integration with citation software, because the built in facilities are pretty spartan.

Without that, I'm afraid I cannot move to softmaker fulltime.

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Re: SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux now in public beta
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2008, 11:52:37 AM »
Two-page view is on the must-do list for the next release. For citations, we are looking into hooking up with Zotero.

Best,

-mk

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Re: SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux now in public beta
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2010, 07:54:49 AM »
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Sneak a peek: A first look at SoftMaker Office for Android
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SoftMaker is currently developing a version of SoftMaker Office for Android phones and tablet computers. There is no release date yet, but you can take a sneak peek here:

http://softmaker.com/english/blog/?p=147

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Re: SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux now in public beta
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2010, 10:04:58 AM »
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Sneak a peek: A first look at SoftMaker Office for Android
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SoftMaker is currently developing a version of SoftMaker Office for Android phones and tablet computers. There is no release date yet, but you can take a sneak peek here:

http://softmaker.com/english/blog/?p=147

Thanks for the link, Curt  :Thmbsup: I should be joining the Android cloud next month (tablet on pre-order) so this might prove interesting, though I understand that there are decent free alternatives out there already.
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Re: SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux now in public beta
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2010, 10:08:21 AM »
Free alternatives? I'm not sure what you mean. At any rate you need to get the hardware, which isn't free. You mean a tablet OS that's free?
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Re: SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux now in public beta
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2010, 10:51:01 AM »
Free alternatives? I'm not sure what you mean. At any rate you need to get the hardware, which isn't free. You mean a tablet OS that's free?

Ah, sorry - I meant free alternatives to SoftMaker Office for Android, such as "ThinkFree Mobile" and "OfficeSuite". Of course, I doubt either of those will handle SoftMaker file formats...
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