Ubuntu the world’s best open source operating system announced that they are in plan to drop Open Office from Ubuntu Notebook 10.4 simply called Ubuntu Notebook Remix.They are going to replace Open Office with Google Docs.That means there will no more offline editor in Ubuntu Notebook, because Google Docs is an online tool to manage documents.
Why Open Office will be going to drop?
There is a big problem with Open Office.The file format of Open Office is different from Microsoft’s Office tools.As we know, in the world, most of the people are using Microsoft’s Office Suite.Rest are using Google Docs for to manage docs.So, it is a big problem according to Ubuntu team(Even Open Office supports save as option, in that we can save for Microsoft’s format).So Ubuntu want to drop Open Office from its latest version.
Can Google Docs do better than Open Office?
Google Docs one of the best services by Google.With this we can easily manage our documents online.It supports most of all the options that are supported by Microsoft Office Suite.And it is Open Source.It also supports so many features like, online editing,multi sharing etc,.According to Ubuntu team, every notebook will have an Internet connection.So Google Docs will definitely speed up the work of customers.But the disadvantage with this is Ubuntu is useless without Internet connection, because Google Docs won’t work offline.May i hope Ubuntu team will include also include an offline document management tool.
Other applications that are dropped form Ubuntu Notebook 10.4
- GIMP ( a default Image Editor )
- The Default Search Engine will be Yahoo ( Yahoo will replace Yahoo )
- Tomboy dropped
- Palm OS pilot dropped
- Graphics applications removed
In addition to this several features are hidden by default.They are
- Brasero/CD Creator hidden
- Disk Usage Analyzer hidden
- Print job management hidden
- Take screenshot hidden
- Dictionary hidden
- Log system viewer hidden
New features in Ubuntu Notebook 10.4
- Gbrainy added (gbrainy is a brain teaser game)
- Gwibber added (Gwibber is a microblogging client)
- Cheese added (Cheese is an application to take pictures and videos from webcam)
[ Source: Digitizor ]