However, currently there is one best alternative to Microsoft Office, and the newest version is Kingsoft Office 2010 Pro. But did you know realized the existing Kingsoft Office that might be a close competitors to Microsoft in another 10 years or maybe 5 years? Kingsoft already entered the market for over 20 years, it is even earlier than Microsoft Office. Kingsoft Office become more popular and famous in China market and take over 90% of the local market.
Kingsoft was established in 1989 by Kingsoft Corporate Limited, a software development company headquarted in Beijing, China. Their services include online game and software application planning, development, operation and distribution over online and offline channels. Kingsoft has developed several innovative software applications such as Kingsoft Office, Kingsoft Internet security, and Kingsoft Power Word. I wanted to share some information on the similarities between these 2 software office.
Kingsoft Office offers the most popular features of Microsoft Office and you'll find a word processor, a spreadsheet and a presentation designer, each with a familiar interface so that you won't need to waste any time learning new applications. Kingsoft Office supported the Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 Open XML formats (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx). Kingsoft also has many distinctive features, a Google toolbar for instance, allows you to search the web from your processor. Its lightwieght nature also makes it an ideal choice for netbook. The similarities between Microsoft and Kingsoft as we can see:
1) Similar application. Kingsoft is focus on the three applications of office software, it is Kingsoft Writer, Kingsoft Spreadsheets and Kingsoft Pesentation.
2) Similar user interface. Kingsoft Office used the M icrosoft Office 2003 interface, it is simple and easy for users.
3) Similar user custom. Kingsoft Office has many opeartion same with Microsoft Office. Such as the menu, commands, shortcut key and so on.
4) Same Equation Editor. Kingsoft Office integrated the same Equation Editor for educational Users to make their work smart.
5) Higher Compatibility. Kingsoft Office make much attention in the compatibility of Microsoft Office documents. You can open, edit, save Microsoft Office file in Kingsoft Office perfectly.
6) Higher Encryption. Kingsoft Office take the same high level Encryption methods with Microsoft Office.
7) Supports Microsoft Office (Word/Excel) API compatible OLE/COM/ActiveX application automation.
Finally, we can see that Kingsoft office is the best alternative to Microsoft Office. Consider of the high price of Microsoft Office, Kingsoft is the highest value solutions of your choice.
Prepared by : Nur Izzatul Md Shukri