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Old 01-25-2004, 06:26 AM   #1
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Question Can I install Star Office 5.1 on SUSE 9.0 Professional?


I've just bought and installed SuSE 9.0 professional and have had an old copy of Star Office 5.1 that I bought a few years back (that's how long the transition to linux plan has taken to get going). Now I have been trying to just click on the setup programme in the belief that the program (on a CD) will actually start, but nothing happens. Is this normal? Is the Star Office version just too old?
When I log on its under KDE. Does this make a difference?

btw, anyone know how I can have a wee look at the microsoft cr*p that is on the other HD partittion?

Welcome any and all help.

Cheers,
Rich

(ps I'm using the German language for both, since I've had bad experience with the T-Online DSL connection under Windows 2k in English)
 
Old 01-25-2004, 07:13 AM   #2
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shouldn't necessarily be a problem, but in linux just clicking things seldom gets you that far in the evnet of a filure like you have. run the command from a console, and then you will more than likely be given a suitable error message to find out why.

personally i'd say go install openoffice instead though...
 
Old 01-25-2004, 07:39 AM   #3
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Thanks!

Have tried several ways to get it going over the Command (German: Befehl ausfuehren...). I hope this is the right approach. Have decided to take your advice on Open Office, as it is already included in SuSE 9.0 prof.

Double tahnks on the link to Rute User's... That was going to be another question "What good books are there for beginners" Sort of hard to trot down to the book store to have a good look as they are all in German. An additional level of difficulty I just don't need at the moment.

Anyway, thanks again for the quick help.
Cheers,
rich
 
  


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