OpenOpffice.org wins in the category office suite. “OpenOffice.org delivers just the right combination of openness, power and similarity to Microsoft Office that it provides the features and familiarity people want in an office suite without the drawbacks of proprietary document format or proprietary code.” write the editors of Linux Journal. They also note it is by far the most popular office suite behind MS Office.
OpenOffice.org Calc wind the category spreadsheet. They write “if you’re really serious about doing spreadsheet work, your best bet is with OpenOffice.org Calc.” Honorable mention in this category goes to EIOffice and KSpread. Interestingly they don’t mention neither Google nor other web based applications. Well they are probably not close enough to Linux.
The third category win goes to OpenOffice.org Impress as editors’ choice of presentation software. They state that offering “that optimal balance of features, power and familiarity for those who want to migrate from Microsoft Office” did convince them to prefer it over KPresenter or the EIOffice presentation component.
The word processor choice went to AbiWord. Often a word processor is all one needs and AbiWord apparently does a good job in that. LinuxJounal mentions that “AbiWord has all of what most people will need in a word processor and then some, without the bloat and long load times of OpenOffice.org Writer”. As LinuxJournal reviewd version 2.0.3, this category might change next year, as version OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 has much improved load times.
Congratulations to OpenOffice.org and the development team. I think these awards are well deserved.