Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Dec 2006 18:35 UTC, submitted by Patrik Buckau
Features, Office "OpenOffice.org 2.1 is recommend for all users, as it represents a significant improvement over all previous versions. Among other things: multiple monitor support for Impress; improved Calc HTML export; enhanced Access support for Base; even more languages; automatic notification of updates."
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RE: As RPMs
by WorknMan on Tue 12th Dec 2006 21:55 UTC in reply to "As RPMs"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Instead I unpack the download and oh boy, a whole slew of rpms! Converting them isn't much fun, nor is waiting for a third party to repackage them. They are such a well known Linux product, why can't they at _least_ distribute different package variations, or go back to that lovely generic installer?!

Ya know, it seems that anytime anyone mentions what a headache it can be installing apps in Linux, people always act shocked at the very idea, and insist that such issue are so 1998. But then I read things like this, and it makes me wonder.

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RE[2]: As RPMs
by smitty on Tue 12th Dec 2006 22:10 in reply to "RE: As RPMs"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

If you just wait a week or two for your distro to package it for you, then everything is extremely pain-free. OTOH, if you like living on the edge and downloading software right off the internet then it can be quite interesting, sometimes.

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RE[3]: As RPMs
by WorknMan on Tue 12th Dec 2006 22:35 in reply to "RE[2]: As RPMs"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

If you just wait a week or two for your distro to package it for you, then everything is extremely pain-free. OTOH, if you like living on the edge and downloading software right off the internet then it can be quite interesting, sometimes.

So a new version of something comes out, I have to wait 2 weeks for my distro to package it for me? What if they don't? And why is downloading software right off the internet considered to be 'living on the edge'? I do it all the time. Off course, I'm not using Linux either ;)

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RE[3]: As RPMs
by rm6990 on Wed 13th Dec 2006 03:08 in reply to "RE[2]: As RPMs"
rm6990 Member since:
2005-07-04

If you just wait a week or two for your distro to package it for you, then everything is extremely pain-free. OTOH, if you like living on the edge and downloading software right off the internet then it can be quite interesting, sometimes.

Or you can run Windows or OS X and install programs from wherever and never have it be difficult.... Just a thought.

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