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AbiWord & Gnumeric To Replace OpenOffice in Ubuntu Netbook Edition

A few days ago we shared word that the OpenOffice.org suite of apps was to be dropped from default installs of Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Edition.

Many of you cheered, many of you did a double-take but most of you agreed OOo was overkill on small, underpowered netbooks.
The proposed solution of switching to Google Docs was met with some disdain and concern so a new proposal has been made – OOo will be replaced by Gnumeric and Abiword in Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook edition.
Ubuntu dev Rick Spencer made a statement addressing feedback, the juicy part of which was: -

“I think we should try gumeric and abiword by default, and then those who want OOo apps can install just the ones they need later.”

Great News

I’m a big fan of Google Docs and would’ve been totally stoked with that direction, but i equally love AbiWord so I’m equally stoked at this decision. Choosing a lightweight yet feature-filled Word Processing application compatible with most common Microsoft formats is a win all round.
Tomboy
Also potentially making a U-Turn and returning to UNE line-up is Tomboy.
Thanks to om26er