I've just installed Kingsoft Office on my 64-bit Ubuntu 13.10 machine (I hate Open/LibreOffice, and have been searching for an MS Office equivalent for Linux for a long time). The application seems to be working fine (though I've only just started using it), but the installation was a bit of a nightmare
. I mean it was simple enough - I just started the deb installer, all the dependencies were OK, but once the installation process started, there was no end to it. The disk was going wild and the system became totally unresponsive for half an hour
. No key combinations would stop the installer, or the system itself, so I had to do a hard reset! After a reboot Synpatic warned me to fix a problem with
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dpkg --configure -a
and exited. Fortunately, the command did its job and - strangely enough - I was able to start the office suite after such a rough treatment. I hope others don't have to go through this, and I hope this will not happen in the future.
Anyway, I'm really glad I've managed to install and run an alternative to Open Office on Linux, I've tried lots of other suites but have always failed - either at installation, or at launching (impossible to fix dependencies, etc.). I'll definitely report my impressions with this suite, I'm looking forward to trying it out.