The KDE project has also created a fully featured office suite
called KOffice which adheres to standards and fits very well into
the KDE desktop. This section was written with version 1.4 of
KOffice in mind.
KOffice is a highly integrated office suite that builds directly on the
KDE technology. This has many advantages in terms of integration, features,
performance, familiar look and feel and so on. All technologies like DCOP,
KIO, KParts are directly available.
In particular the KParts technology is extended for the KOffice
components to allow very flexible embedding of documents inside documents.
Because much technology is already present inside KDE itself, KOffice is
a very lightweight office suite, which results in fast application startup
and low memory consumption. This makes KOffice a very suitable office suite
for older hardware as well, which can save lots of costs in some cases.
KOffice is also a very feature complete office suite. It is not limited to
word processing, spreadsheets or presentations, but has also components for
image manipulation, flow charts, business report generation, database
management and project management. Because of the flexible component
integration smaller utilities like the diagram and chart engine as well
as the formula editor are available as stand alone tools.
As you can see KOffice brings a lot of features that can enrich your
office experience. Its straight forward and KDE like approach in look
and feel as well as familiar usability makes KOffice quite useful for
daily office work.