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[8]: As RPMs
by cyclops on Wed 13th Dec 2006 19:19 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: As RPMs"
cyclops
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2006-03-12

"Look, I'm a power user" -If your a power user you should be able to roll your own RPMs's. I can't see as it being that difficult.

"It's not unusual for me to try out 10-15 different flavors of the same kind of app" - I suspect thats easier under linux than anything else.

...I suspect very strongly that your not a power user.

Edited 2006-12-13 19:21

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RE[9]: As RPMs
by WorknMan on Wed 13th Dec 2006 21:44 in reply to "RE[8]: As RPMs"
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2005-11-13

If your a power user you should be able to roll your own RPMs's. I can't see as it being that difficult.

You're right, I could. But I'd rather use computers to get work done, not to dick around with rolling my own packages. What you're describing is stuff that geeks do, not power users.

Geeks are concerned with package management, kernel hacking, and how stuff works behind the scenes. Power users just want to get stuff done.

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RE[10]: As RPMs
by cyclops on Wed 13th Dec 2006 22:40 in reply to "RE[9]: As RPMs"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

Your posts rub me up the wrong way but I'll answer.

I don't like the term power user. I understand what a power user it means advanced user nothing more. It has nothing to do with getting *stuff done*. I just don't like the term geek.

gilboa who posted above your gave a better explanation of how repositories work.

I find it difficult to understand anyone who is not prepared to wait a few hours/days/weeks for something to work *right* in their environment.

Now this is the crunch. You want progress to stop. The major advantage Linux has over any platform is the simply fact is evolves, and rapidly. There is not a single critical component of the OS that has a release date exceeding 6 months. It often has *many* competing components that do the same task, and are interchangeable, creating constant *competition* that drives these projects forward.

What you want is one distribution, with rare release dates, with a standard set of programs. Its not going to happen, its a really bad idea, any kind of OS monoculture is really bad idea. It would kill Linux.

As gilboa said there are bleeding edge distributions out there.

Edited 2006-12-13 23:00

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