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Originally Posted by psic How does Gnumeric compare to OO.org's Calc program? I'm guessing it's faster, but how about it's reading and writing of the Excel format? Abiword, for instance, ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by psic
    How does Gnumeric compare to OO.org's Calc program? I'm guessing it's faster, but how about it's reading and writing of the Excel format? Abiword, for instance, is very light and quick, but it doesn't do as good a job as OO.org's Word with .doc files (IMO).
    Not much of a diference there... In general, I haven't had a problem importing/creating excel files using Gnumeric and consider it a great alternative to OOo Calc.

    However, graphs in Gnumeric are easier to manipulate and work with... The following bug (which I haven't reported to the developers) shall be addressed eventually:

    1. You create a cool graph and then export it as an .svg file which then can be opened with The Gimp [OK, I didn't know I wasn't supposed to open svg files with The Gimp but as it happens The Gimp handles them quite proficiently!] and modified...

    2. You save your Gnumeric spreadsheet with the graph but when you open it again... The graph is messed up

    That's about it... Graphs are better with Gnumeric than with OOo Calc...
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    Well if you edit the SVG with gimp, it isn't a vector anymore, right? So then it would be a given that the graph would get messed up. </my thinking>
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    I seem to remember posting this in a similar thread... something about which apps I use the most, but here goes. I don't know where I'd be without the following:

    ls
    cd
    less
    cat
    nano and to a lesser extent vi and emacs
    GIMP
    Firefox
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    hi friends !!!

    well !! as techieMoe wrote...... cant do anything without these...
    ls, cd, gnome-system-monitor and man

    **** Application

    Firefox --- Browser
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    BitTornado --- p2p Client
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    I don't know where I'd be without the following:

    ls
    cd
    less
    cat
    I hadn't realized that these are "apps" - just figured they were a part of bash or something. Not sure what I thought to be honest. I suppose it's because I never had to manually install them. Cool... learn something new every day!
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    Actually, cd is part of the shell, but the rest are apps.

    For me personally, they fall under a special "I can't possibly use this OS without them utilities" category.

    All my favs have aready been listed - except for XChat! How many apps do you know that are free on Linux but shareware on Windows? Plus, I'm used to the interface.

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