Office Suites

LibreOffice

LibreOffice is by far the most popular Office Suite for Linux. It is open source and free, offering a replacement to Microsoft Office, which now costs $70.00 at it’s cheapest.

LibreOffice

As you can see, LibreOffice is a full featured alternative to Microsoft Office with many similarities. It comes with LibreOffice Writer, LibreOffice Impress, LibreOffice Draw, and LibreOffice Base. However, it does have several differences. For example, it’s layout is more similar to previous versions of Microsoft Office than it is to the current one. It is very simple to use, but does require a slight learning curve. To get started, I would recommend this tutorial to help you out.

WPS Office

WPS Office is not quite as popular as LibreOffice, but still offers many features. All of them free and opensource.

wps office

While LibreOffice branches out on it’s own, WPS Office attempts to look and act like the Microsoft Office you are probably familiar to. It has a limited cloud storage available to use, just like Microsoft Office does. In addition, it also makes sure it’s users will feel right at home immediately by designing everything to look like the current version of Microsoft Office. It comes with WPS Writer, WPS Spreadsheet, and WPS Presentation. While it makes more of an effort to look like it’s Microsoft counterpart, it does not have as many formats available to save your files as. However, with this you can open up all of your old documents and projects from Microsoft Office. To get started, I would recommend this guide to help you out.

Summary:

For Those Who Would Prefer An Older Version Of Microsoft Office:

LibreOffice

For Those Who Would Prefer A Microsoft Office Look-Alike:

WPS Office

 

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