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SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux now in public beta

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Paul Keith:
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?

Oh, and please don't ever add a ribbon... ;)

- 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 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:



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


- FREE TextMaker Viewer 2008 from
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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SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux has now emerged from beta, and the release version is shipping.

Check out for details...

Martin Kotulla
SoftMaker Software GmbH

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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