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.”
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.
Also potentially making a U-Turn and returning to UNE line-up is Tomboy.
Thanks to om26er