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Old 09-21-2010, 12:45 PM   #1
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Open Office or Word

Are there any programs out there that can be downloaded like word processor or open office so i can use it for school and print from it. I have figured out my internet and sound problem here just throwing out another easy problem that most likely will be solved.
Old 09-21-2010, 01:40 PM   #2
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What do you mean?
Open Office can easily be downloaded and installed on any computer.
Do you mean to be used from a USB stick or portable drive?
If so, you might consider using portable Ubuntu:
That article describes how to set up and use it.
There are also portable apps that work on other Operating Systems, but you can find how to set it up in other forums if that is you preference.
Old 09-21-2010, 01:48 PM   #3
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Well i know we can download anything but theres no applications to run the program is there? And im not using ubuntu im using slackware 13.1
Old 09-21-2010, 01:55 PM   #4
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Well for slackware you have to download it from the slackbuild for openoffice. You can download the slackbuild from
The installation instructions are there in the website. If you are a bit good with the command line then installation will not be a problem. The instructions are very simple.

Best of luck.
Old 09-21-2010, 02:08 PM   #5
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Hello together,

for Slackware there is this installer for an installation of openoffice in many languages.



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