Iemand hier wel eens van gehoord?
Go-OO wil de snellere en betere broer van Openoffice.org zijn. Het is een gratis kantoorpakket dat dezelfde code gebruikt, maar er anders uitziet en geoptimaliseerd is om rapper op te starten.
Go-OO is met andere woorden een getuned Openoffice.org. Dit wil zeggen dat u alle onderdelen en features van OOo in handen krijgt, met een aantal extra's. Het is er ook voor Linux en zelfs meer nog meer extra's.History
For a long time various Linux distributions, including SUSE in its various forms, Debian and Ubuntu, have cooperated in maintaining a large set of patches to the upstream OpenOffice.org that for various technical or semi-political reasons have not been accepted or not even submitted upstream. Some of the companies behind those distributions have also offered Windows builds of OpenOffice.org offering the same enhancements compared to the upstream build. Windows builds include, for example, OxygenOffice Professional and OpenOffice.org Novell Edition. Go-oo is just a more concentrated branding effort for these patches and patched builds of OpenOffice.org. Whether this can be called a fork is open to debate.
Michael Meeks, from Novell, (who works also on OpenOffice.org and GNOME), said that the differentiation is done because Sun Microsystems wants to preserve the right to offer its own version (StarOffice) and even sell the development to the proprietary software market, like Lotus Symphony from IBM. Sun is accused of not accepting contributions from the community.Versions
Stable builds of Go-oo are usually available a couple of days after official OpenOffice.org stable builds. Windows builds have a different last number in the version's number than Linux builds. There is also an unstable version for Mac available.Advantages
Go-oo works faster in some operations than OpenOffice.org. This makes it perform faster than OpenOffice.org on older computers with less RAM.
The OpenOffice.org 3.0 installation no longer includes a large number of dictionaries for writing aids (spell checker, hyphenation and thesaurus), as this impacted application performance. Localised releases may include dictionaries for particular primary and secondary languages. Dictionaries are now available as downloadable extensions, separately for each language. Go-oo installation from version 3 on includes dictionaries in many languages, as a single extension, being a part of installation files. Inclusion of a large number of dictionaries in a default installation may affect performance.
The first time OpenOffice.org is started, a wizard opens to guide a user through the setting of user name and the registration process. This wizard is disabled in Go-oo.
Go-oo uses large icon sizes and the "Tango" icon style for toolbars and menus by default. OpenOffice.org uses small icon sizes and the "Classic" or "Galaxy" icon style by default.
Go-oo includes 3-D transition effects in Presentations (Linux).
Use of the GStreamer multimedia framework in Linux for multimedia content;
Go-oo uses a combo box in place of the zoom button in stock OpenOffice.org. Newer OOo 2.x feature releases have a clickable status bar item for a zoom menu. A zoom slider was introduced to OOo 3.0 Writer and later added to OOo 3.1 Calc, Impress and Draw components.
Go-oo Calc 2.4.x has a built in function called "Solver". It is a little different from the Solver function of the same name, which is available from OpenOffice.org 3.0. OpenOffice.org 2.4.x has no Solver.Disadvantages
Go-oo localizations are available only as language packs to the English installation. Translations of the user interface and dictionaries for different languages in Go-oo are in some cases not the same as in OpenOffice.org.
Go-oo 3.0 has a broken function for adding or editing words in spell check dictionaries. In OpenOffice.org this functionality is fully available.
Go-oo Calc 3.0 has missing translation of functions like "Solver", "Share document" in some languages. OpenOffice.org 3.0 has the same functions fully translated.
Misschien heeft de Go-oo dan dus wel betere compatibiliteit met MS Office dan de officiele Openoffice.org ?