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Microsoft Suite Alternatives for Linux

Microsoft Office Suite is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is LibreOffice, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Microsoft Office Suite and 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Microsoft Office Suite are WPS Office, ONLYOFFICE, Apache OpenOffice and SoftMaker FreeOffice.

Microsoft Office Suite alternatives are mainly Office Suites but may also be Spreadsheet Apps or Word Processors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Office Suite.
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  1. LibreOffice icon

    LibreOffice

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    50 alternatives to LibreOffice 

    LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and is available on all operating systems. It is an independently-developed version of the OpenOffice.org suite.

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    1.  Ad-freeLibreOffice doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Works OfflineLibreOffice can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLibreOffice can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Spell CheckingLibreOffice can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    5.  PortableLibreOffice can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    LibreOffice Writer on Linux
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    Almost everyone thinks LibreOffice is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
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    I have been using LibreOffice for many years and it does exactly what I expect it to do.

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    jjsalinger

    Comparable to Microsoft Office but free and open-source.

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    9y0xwefhpw

    LibreOffice is not fully compatible with Microsoft formats as OnlyOffice is, yet it's good to to be protected from Microsoft Corporation's vendor lock-in.

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    PrivateMe

    Does most things you'd want MS office to do, however, some formatting options aren't available in office files (.docx, .pptx, .xlsx etc). If your main focus is using these files, this is probably not for you, but for anyone else, it is perfect.

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    kaspian

    Smoother and way more reliable than ms office.

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    ya_Bob_Jonez

    I've been using it every day and totally satisfied with all the features. It has wonderful Microsoft Office support and is FOSS.

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    tdfsouza

    Messes up all the formatting from .docx files

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  2. WPS Office icon

    WPS Office

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    44 alternatives to WPS Office 

    WPS Office is a free, lightweight, feature-rich comprehensive office suite with high compatibility. Capable of handling texts in Writer, Presentation, Spreadsheet, and PDF files.

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    1.  Spell CheckingWPS Office can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    2.  Sign PDF filesWPS Office support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    All in one
    compatible with MS 365
    supports 13 languages
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    Compatibility to MS Office and PDF Editing all in one.

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    xbones

    This office suite provides the best compatibility with Microsoft Office. The lifetime licence is a good investment. You can switch the user interface from menus to ribbons.

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    Guest

    Very polished interface with ribbon toolbar and feature rich. Paid version allows a vast collection of high quality templates.

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    fleshboy

    It's all compatible with MS Office, ant it is the fastest office software under Linux, I think it's more better than open office and LibreOffice; and it's availible on many platforms like Windos, MacOS, iOS, Linux and Android

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    ValekoZ

    This is the best alternative to Microsoft Office Suite, and you can use it easily if you are familiar with MS Office

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    kasunhr

    Updated, polished and is highly compatible with ms office almost in every way.

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    Guest

    In my opinion WPS gives you the closest thing to MS Office. If you are familiar with MS Office you should be able to use WPS right away. This is the main reason I prefer it to OpenOffice or Libre Office

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  3. ONLYOFFICE icon

    ONLYOFFICE

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    59 alternatives to ONLYOFFICE 

    ONLYOFFICE is an open-source online collaborative office combining editors for documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms. It is compatible with all popular formats and features maximum support for MS Office files.

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    1.  Works OfflineONLYOFFICE can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in ONLYOFFICE simultaneously.
    3.  PortableONLYOFFICE can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  End-to-End EncryptionONLYOFFICE has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    5.  Dark ModeONLYOFFICE supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Ad-freeONLYOFFICE doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    7.  Privacy focusedONLYOFFICE is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Almost everyone thinks ONLYOFFICE is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
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    It's much faster than Microsoft Office, it's compatible with MSO, can do the same, and it's free. I have tried several MSO alternatives, and OnlyOffice is by far the best.

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    thomickcz

    Runs on Linux, open source, fast, nice and easy, compatible with MS Office documents.

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    jaam01

    It's design looks modern and not stuck in the early 2000's

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    mimumu

    Completely free, great compatibility with MS Office, fast and reasonably lightweight.

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    ya_Bob_Jonez

    FOSS, looks exactly like Microsoft Office and totally compatible with it.

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    RemovedUser

    Clean modern interface, more compatible with MSOffice than Libre or Open, but heavier to run on slow hardware probably

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    Guest

    Between OnlyOffice, FreeOffice, WPS and LibreOffice, the closest i could get to a Microsoft Word document was with OnlyOffice and since i need the best compatibility possible, i liked OnlyOffice.

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  4. Apache OpenOffice icon

    Apache OpenOffice

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    51 alternatives to Apache OpenOffice 

    Apache OpenOffice is a leading open-source office suite that offers free applications for word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, graphics, databases and more. All data is stored in an open standard format, though Open Office can also read and write files from other common...

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    1.  PortableApache OpenOffice can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Syntax HighlightingApache OpenOffice supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Almost everyone thinks Apache OpenOffice is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
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    Free, no ads like many other "free" programs, and open source.

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    FashionInstitute

    I've been using it for a few years and had no problems. Recommend it!

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    bchpls

    Don't use it! Apache OpenOffice is a dead project. For many years there's been no real serious updates to the project.

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    Guest

    It has all that MSO has and is more user friendly, faster and free!

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    dansker13

    Apache Open Office is based on the old StarOffice, which 10-15 years ago was way ahead of MS Office - and so is AOO to-day. The other alternative is LibreOffice, which is also based upon the same old platform. Those two are especially efficient for work, but also fill any need a private user can have

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  5. SoftMaker FreeOffice icon

    SoftMaker FreeOffice

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    37 alternatives to SoftMaker FreeOffice 

    SoftMaker Office for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android – the fast, powerful and compatible office suite.

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    1.  LightweightSoftMaker FreeOffice consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableSoftMaker FreeOffice can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    SoftMaker FreeOffice vs Microsoft Office Suite opinions
    Almost everyone thinks SoftMaker FreeOffice is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
    fris

    I was using only Libre Office for years on Linux. Now I use FreeOffice and Latex via VS Code the most. FreeOffice is fast and streamlined, the UI is well built and looks good, very compatible with MS proprietary formats. It's also available for several platforms. There's a commercial alternative with more features too if you need support. Just try it.

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    Guest

    I use a SoftMaker Office and SoftMaker FreeOffice in Linux O.S., it isn't problem with print, eletronic plan XLSX and DOCX.

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    ndlinn

    Easily the easist, fastest & best designed MS Office alternative, though it may lack some advanced functionality (I wouldn't know, as I primarily use it for standard, basic office suite use)

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    Guest

    nice but not as polished as office365

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  6. Calligra Suite icon

    Calligra Suite

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    39 alternatives to Calligra Suite 

    Calligra Suite is an office and graphic art suite by KDE. It is available for desktop PCs, tablet computers, and smartphones. It contains applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, vector graphics, and editing databases.

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    1.  Ad-freeCalligra Suite doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Most users think Calligra Suite is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
  7. Collabora Office icon

    Collabora Office

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    35 alternatives to Collabora Office 

    The enterprise-ready edition of LibreOffice provides you the powerful on-premise office suites, that enable you to access documents, author new content and work collaboratively. For Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS and Chrome OS.

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    1.  Ad-freeCollabora Office doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Works OfflineCollabora Office can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Most users think Collabora Office is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
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    SSuite Office

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    41 alternatives to SSuite Office 

    SSuite Office is the foremost provider of Free quality office software on the internet today.

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    1.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
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    Most users think SSuite Office is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
    Guest

    It does not require DotNet or Java to run. It runs natively on all WIN32 systems. That means it can be installed and run on Windows 95 right up to Windows 10 without any problems. It supports only open document formats, like the Rich Text format (*.RTF), that can be opened by any office suite on any operating system without any formatting errors. It is a very small download and install and also does not use any resources from the system.

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    Guest

    It does not require Java or.NET to be loaded on your computer!

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    Collabora Online

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    15 alternatives to Collabora Online 

    Collabora Online is a powerful LibreOffice-based online office suite with collaborative editing, which supports all major document, spreadsheet and presentation file formats and works in all modern browsers.

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    1.  Privacy focusedCollabora Online is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Ad-freeCollabora Online doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Collabora Online simultaneously.
    With live video collaboration. Using Talk in the right side bar.
    Spreadsheet/Calc. Diagrams.
  10. Infomaniak kSuite icon

    Infomaniak kSuite

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    The ethical collaborative solution. Increase your productivity with a 100% Swiss solution that brings together all the apps for teamwork.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  Ad-freeInfomaniak kSuite doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Infomaniak kSuite simultaneously.
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