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Old 03-17-2003, 01:55 AM   #1
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Question StarOffice for linux


Isn't it star office also cater for linux? Why it is not in the installation packages? Can we download it free ?
 
Old 03-17-2003, 02:14 AM   #2
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Previous releases of RH comes with StarOffice 5.2 (in a separate CD). u can check out Sun's archive (www.sun.com) to download the packages (yup, its free). Version 6 of StarOffice is not free (correct me if i'm wrong..).

RedHat 8.0 comes with OpenOffice which i prefer compared to StarOffice 5.2.

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Old 03-17-2003, 05:02 AM   #3
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i believe sun removed link to 5.2 version..
openoffice works fine for me..
www.openoffice.org
 
Old 03-17-2003, 09:19 PM   #4
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StarOffice is no longer free, I think you can find 5.0 still sometimes. However, 5.2 and up is not free. OpenOffice is a very viable replacement though, and I believe is made by the same people (or it seems like I read that somewhere).

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Old 06-09-2003, 03:19 PM   #5
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Star Office

Found very useful information here about installing Star Office. I already have the software but where do you recommend I install it so that it can be used by all users of the machine?

Thank you
 
Old 06-10-2003, 05:01 AM   #6
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Do you find Openoffice is as good as Staroffice and MS office ?
 
Old 06-10-2003, 05:31 AM   #7
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I think you can still download the StarOffice 6.1 beta from Sun's site. I did about 2 weeks ago, and it's pretty good (and free for the beta ).
 
Old 06-10-2003, 06:55 AM   #8
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Re: Star Office

Quote:
Originally posted by mevans1
F where do you recommend I install it so that it can be used by all users of the machine?

Thank you
in the install instructions for the site, it tells you how to set it up for
an individual user. If you follow the steps as listed, it will tell you when
to switch out of root and then you have to do a setup. I just did it
last night and it worked for me.
 
Old 06-10-2003, 01:22 PM   #9
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OpenOffice is in the Mandrake 9.1 and the Redhat 9 distributions.

As far as I am aware, this used to be a commercial offering and was then made available under the GPL. (I think it started out life as a Sun application.)

It seems fine to me, I use MS Office at work and this seems to do all that Office does, but of course you just do something slightly differently to get the job accomplished in OpenOffice.
 
Old 06-10-2003, 04:00 PM   #10
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here go here...
staroffice 5.2
you can download version 5.2 from there....or you can press the up directory in your web browser and go to the beta 6 download site....its up to you :P
 
Old 06-10-2003, 04:16 PM   #11
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I honestly don't see why you would want to install SO5.2 - get OpenOffice. It's free, and forall practical purposes identical to Sun's product, except for a bunch of templates and examples that are missing. I use it all the time at home on my linux laptop - at work we use MFOffice - I can edit/view/print docs on either.
 
Old 06-10-2003, 08:43 PM   #12
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well...yes openoffice is free, and if you think about it, so is staroffice cause i just gave a link to it...and SO i guess we will say has an edge on openoffice, so maybe that little difference is why he/she wants to install it...i guess all i am trying to say is, if you want it, and you got it, it won't hurt to install it, even if ya have something similiar...
 
Old 06-17-2003, 12:08 PM   #13
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I have not installed Star Office YET..I have worked with what came with my Mandrake..Is it me or is there not a calendar in Mandrake's office tools?
 
Old 06-17-2003, 12:36 PM   #14
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he he he. I don't know about Mandrake's Tools, but it sure took me a while to find a calendar application that I liked. I didn't want a browser/php type. I didn't want to use Evolution. And most importantly, I wanted it to be seperate from any window manager/desktop Environment. I have ended up using:
Favorin Calendar ( www.freshmeat.net )
Which is working out fairly well. I am still hunting down others that I might use instead, but for now, that works as I'd like it to

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