Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Installing OpenOffice.org 2.0 for Debian

Filed under
HowTos

In this introductory article, Jon Watson provides an easy guide to installing the new Open Office source on non-rpm Linux systems. The emphasis is on the use of alien to help convert rpm packages for quick installation to the latest Debian releases.

While the recent release of OpenOffice.org 2.0 (OOo) was eagerly anticipated by the open source community, it has been received with some chagrin. The OOo group released 2.0 in rpm format only. Needless to say, this has some non-rpm GNU/Linux users up in arms. What if you're a poor Debian user like me? Will I ever get to run OOo 2.0?

Yes! Take heart, for what follows is a tale of how I installed OOo 2.0 on my Kanotix Debian box.

Full Article.

do optional registration

When I completed the optional registration a Debian package as well as a native Mac version and better graphics engine were my top requested features. I encourage all to "register". You don't have to leave name or email if you don't want to. But you can request features and give other feeback - I recommend all who would ever consider a Debian based distribution (there are many like Linspire, Xandros, Ubuntu, MEPIS, Knoppix, Libranet to name a few) to request that as one of your top feature requests.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Desktop Linux users beware: the boss thinks you need to be managed

Desktop Linux users beware: IT has noticed you and decided it;s time you were properly managed. So says VMware, which yesterday at its vForum event in China let it be know that it will deliver a desktop virtualisation (VDI) solution for Linux desktops. Read more

The science behind the ebb and flow of Ubuntu Unity's popularity

Numbers, on the other hand, do not lie. According to the poll, 63% of the voters agreed that Unity is the best desktop (with an understanding that the poll was run on a Ubuntu-centric site). Read more

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming