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Old 10-01-2009, 03:59 PM   #1
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which distros don't come with OO.org?


How many distros, and which ones, don't include OpenOffice.org? The only one I can think of is DamnSmallLinux. I was telling someone that most Linux distros come with OO, but I'm not sure how many exceptions there are. Of course I know OO can always be downloaded; are there any distros that can't run it, for some reason?

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Old 10-01-2009, 04:19 PM   #2
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I would guess many of the really lightweight versions don't include it by default because OO.org is such a pig. But I think it would depend more on the hardware (specifically RAM and processor) than the distro.
 
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:39 PM   #3
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Slackware doesn't include it, but it is available as a package and SlackBuild.
 
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:10 PM   #4
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Since I understand Slackware uses the command line, I'm not sure how it runs any programs needing a GUI. I've never tried it.
 
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:24 PM   #5
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It runs as many programs needing a GUI as any other distro, just as any other distro uses the CLI.
 
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:13 PM   #6
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So the Linux software uses a GUI in Slackware, but the operating system doesn't? It's hard to imagine what that looks like. No KDE, GNOME, etc.?
 
Old 10-01-2009, 06:19 PM   #7
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LOL

Slackware's just like any other distro in many ways
you can get xfce, fluxbox, I think KDE
Gnome is problematic in Slack

if you wanna check out Slackware thats been "customized" a little

Absolute Linux
http://www.absolutelinux.org/

Of course Slax is slackware too
and both GoblinX and Wolvix are Slax/Slackware based too

http://www.goblinx.com.br/en/

http://wolvix.org/

probably more too


why are you wondering about OpenOffice??

I just finished making PocketWriter-Full
it has Openoffice and everything to do with writing, html, web design, priniting, etc
gonna upload tonight
its only got fluxbox, so even with Openoffie open its still at under 256MB ram
about 80MB ram sittin idle
 
Old 10-01-2009, 07:20 PM   #8
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Well, I was just telling someone that most Linux distributions have OpenOffice, and I wondered how many exceptions there were.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 07:47 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by newbiesforever View Post
Since I understand Slackware uses the command line, I'm not sure how it runs any programs needing a GUI. I've never tried it.
Not quite correct.
KDE is the default desktop for Slackware, but yes, unless you change the default run level in the inittab file it boots up to a command prompt. Once you sign on you simply type "startx" and your desktop of choice will fireup. You can change your desktop from the command line by entering, "xwmconfig."

If you edit the aforementioned inittab file it will boot up to a GUI sign-on screen and from there you can enter your name and password and pick which desktop you want to use from the 6 or 7 choices that come with the default installation.
 
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:00 PM   #10
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Oh...so Slackware has a GUI, but doesn't run it by default. In that case, I don't know why it would be harder to use than any distro running a GUI by default. Is the difficulty of Slackware a myth?
 
Old 10-01-2009, 08:56 PM   #11
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Pretty much.
There was a time when that "myth" was well deserved, but over the last few releases it has become easier and easier to use for the "non-geeks" (which includes myself ).
There is plenty of help in the Slackware forum here at linuxquestions.org for those who are "command line challenged."
 
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:46 PM   #12
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I like Debian-based distros, but don't have a rational reason--just that they're what I've had the most success with--so I could break away from them.
 
  


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