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Yet Another way around Linux's Windows SecureBoot problem | 211 comments | Create New Account
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Yet Another way around Linux's Windows SecureBoot problem
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 07:10 PM EDT
Actually it is KOffice revised, repackaged, and renamed.
Kind of, but that is not the whole story. The main component, Words, is completely re-written. There are two new components, Braindump and Plan. Kivio was barely useful for anything, but now Flow with 23 stencils is an emerging competitor to Microsoft's Visio for diagramming. The other components, with the exception of Karbon, have significant improvements over the last version of KOffice. The suite is now ported to KDE4 (KOffice was KDE3).

The suite has a core and a separate "GUI" layer, and this design has enabled variants to use the same core with a modified GUI. Apart from the Calligra Suite for the desktop, there are versions called Calligra Active and Calligra Mobile which are designed for tablets and mobiles respectively. Koffice doesn't have this, nor for that matter does LibreOffice (yet), nor for that matter does even Microsoft Office have this feature to anything like the same extent.

There is even a version of Calligra Mobile for Android in the works. All of these versions are inter-operable, across a wide range of platforms, form factors, UI paradigms, CPU architectures, and most importantly they are available from an number of software and hardware vendors. In other words, this is the precise opposite of lock-in.

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