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Old 03-11-2016, 07:57 AM   #31
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libreoffice install from their website If you find that you may have to do this. It's rather simple to install. Just got to follow the instructions using the command line, and it looks so cool installing too. If you take to enjoying watching the output on the terminal.

Using the Terminal.

if you just want to open the document editor,

Code:
libreoffice --writer
if you just want to open the document editor, AND regain control over your terminal

Code:
libreoffice --writer &
Google holds the answers to how to open up their apps individually.

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Available Versions (from the time of this posting)

LibreOffice is available in the following released versions:

5.0.5
5.1.0
5.1.1

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Old 03-11-2016, 10:04 AM   #32
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Yes, a standard Linux distro has more features than ChromeOS. But not everyone needs all those features. About all I've found that I really need Linux for is disk management, a good email client, and audacity. I don't need most of those every day. The lack of a real email client is the main drawback, but the web interface works in a pinch. There is one email client for CrOS, CloudMagic, which mostly works but it's not ideal, being a quick Android port. For web browsing, word processing, etc, the things that most people do daily, CrOS is plenty. But it's just one choice out of many. CrOS isn't limited to Google apps, there are lots of third-party apps available in the web store, just as there are in the Android store. And CrOS can run Android apps if you need them. If a newer Linux distro won't run on your old hardware, CrOS may be an alternative. But if you prefer Mint or whatever, and it will run acceptably well, that's up to you.

There are many tutorials available for installing and using Linux. You just have to do a competent search. Probably not a ton of them on YouTube, but that's because nobody bothers to make the videos, not because Google forbids or even discourages them. There is no money in it, thus little incentive to spend the time and effort to make them. Much of YouTube is an effort to make money one way or another. There is little money to be made with Linux, for most people, and certainly not for how-to videos. As for Adobe Flash, Google doesn't use it. YouTube uses HTML5 for the most part. Flash is dead and just doesn't know it yet. Good riddance.
 
Old 03-11-2016, 02:08 PM   #33
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Yes, a standard Linux distro has more features than ChromeOS. But not everyone needs all those features. About all I've found that I really need Linux for is disk management, a good email client, and audacity. I don't need most of those every day. The lack of a real email client is the main drawback, but the web interface works in a pinch. There is one email client for CrOS, CloudMagic, which mostly works but it's not ideal, being a quick Android port. For web browsing, word processing, etc, the things that most people do daily, CrOS is plenty. But it's just one choice out of many. CrOS isn't limited to Google apps, there are lots of third-party apps available in the web store, just as there are in the Android store. And CrOS can run Android apps if you need them. If a newer Linux distro won't run on your old hardware, CrOS may be an alternative. But if you prefer Mint or whatever, and it will run acceptably well, that's up to you.

There are many tutorials available for installing and using Linux. You just have to do a competent search. Probably not a ton of them on YouTube, but that's because nobody bothers to make the videos, not because Google forbids or even discourages them. There is no money in it, thus little incentive to spend the time and effort to make them. Much of YouTube is an effort to make money one way or another. There is little money to be made with Linux, for most people, and certainly not for how-to videos. As for Adobe Flash, Google doesn't use it. YouTube uses HTML5 for the most part. Flash is dead and just doesn't know it yet. Good riddance.
youtube videos are not for free. anyone post something they get money from youtube for people who watch the advertisments. yesterday I spent alot of time trying many other different distro ( including chrome , phonix and remix) but non worked. I believed it is a hardware issue. thanks for your suggestions

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Old 03-11-2016, 02:12 PM   #34
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Thnks alot for you all for your time and efforts in trying to help me with this old machine. i've decided to install win xp on this one for many reasons.

1) I'm familiar with it

2) I have its drivers

3) I can install whatever version of the apps that I need, even some games whisch I couldn't do under ubuntu 10.04 or puppy linux.

Thank you all once more.
 
Old 03-11-2016, 02:50 PM   #35
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Meh.

I took an "old machine," for which Windows-95 was its original target-OS and "which couldn't get out of its own way," and installed Gentoo Linux on it, customized exactly for the needs of the machine. And, "zi-i-i-i-i-i-ipp!!" Suddenly, I had a machine that was downright fast, and I used it for many productive years. Until finally . . .

*Sniff ...* But I still have "Ol' Dobbin's" disk drive.

Although Microsoft has lately become somewhat smarter about how their installers actually operate, Windows is still a single, monolithic operating system that is built to run on everything that it could possibly be asked to run on, and they don't make much of a secret that they really don't care about "old stuff." The products simply do not run efficiently on "legacy" hardware ... to the extent that they ever ran "efficiently" on anything at all!

As for me, I would no longer install Windows-XP on anything that it was not already on. And if today I did have to use it, it would be "in a VM."

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Old 03-11-2016, 03:05 PM   #36
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Thumbs down

Hope your not using the interweb with xPee?

Learning a distro (in a sea) is learning...
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Old 03-11-2016, 03:51 PM   #37
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I would not use XP unless it was to use the "proper" version of Solitaire. I realise that this version can be transferred to W7.

I certainly would not use XP online, even in a VM.
 
Old 03-11-2016, 04:17 PM   #38
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Thnks alot for you all for your time and efforts in trying to help me with this old machine. i've decided to install win xp on this one for many reasons.

1) I'm familiar with it

2) I have its drivers

3) I can install whatever version of the apps that I need, even some games whisch I couldn't do under ubuntu 10.04 or puppy linux.

Thank you all once more.
As long as you never access the internet on it, you'll be fine.
 
  


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