class=”article first_main_article” readability=”83″>We talked a while ago
Ubuntu Kylin, bet a Chinese national operating system, and in the same news we mentioned to WPS Office , an office suite that could also give China a lot to talk . We’ve tested. Do you want to try it you? Let it …
The first is to thank a reader, Mariano Gaudix, information about WPS Office, it was he who last week warned us of its existence (in fact, below you can see a video shot by Mariano himself). Although we already knew to WPS, which has quite some Windows versions and later Android , where it is known as Kingsoft Office. Now develop the Linux version, which is in beta state (darling you could feed your pet!).
In short, WPS Office is an office suite that includes word processor , spreadsheet and presentations . It is focused on the Chinese market, with a great support language and different dialects of the region. That is by far his biggest handicap for the western user. Features include the Ribbon UI (although you can change), the style marked by Microsoft Office 2007, and they say, not what I have seen, great support Microsoft’s proprietary formats . In contrast, lacks support Open Document (ODF). As detailed, integrated with the Ubuntu global menu.
Test suite is available to anyone, for official website installers available in DEB and RPM of which at first can enforce users of Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora and openSUSE plus a generic installer to others. Yes, the program has only version of 32-bit , so that users of 64-bit systems have to install the appropriate libraries. And proprietary software (which does not have to be a negative, but it must be said).
The first is to go
downloading WPS Office. Secondly, if your system is 64-bit, install the packages, which are called Ubuntu and derivatives ia32-libs in openSUSE patterns -openSUSE-32bit , both will find them in the repositories. With Fedora declare myself lost as to explain it, but I explain Xenode Systems for me. Once installed all … everything is in Chinese . According to the instructions given on the web, you can only translate into English (and not entirely, advancement), as follows, using terminal :
This eliminates some files that do not know what they are and to open any of the three applications that make up the suite, English will be the language used (take the opportunity to note that I’ve tested the suite on Linux Mint 13 Xfce without problem by following the detailed instructions, but I can ensure that everything goes well on other systems, so Actuat under your responsibility). Incidentally, you should also install the fonts owners Microsoft , if you want to have full compatibility (and that do not leave a message every time the application ejecutéis).
At this point, I have taken a look over at Kingsoft Writer, Kingsoft Presentation and Kingsoft Spreadsheet and called respectively the applications of word processing, spreadsheet and presentations and the first thing that caught my attention is homepage of each, that are connected to the Internet and to show document templates . But as everything is in Chinese, so I left.
Otherwise, I’ve always been a user of such null office solutions, so hopefully more seasoned comments than mine on the capabilities of WPS Office, you can see the video below:
Finally, obvious question: what do you think?