OT: Linux and OpenOffice
tonym at compusource.net
Sat Sep 6 02:37:22 CDT 2008
I have a couple apps I want to try, and they seem to be best supported under
In that vein, can you guys suggest some distros for me to try? I've not
actually USED a desktop linux since
about RH9, although I run RHEL 4 and 5 servers at the office...
I've downloaded Gentoo, Centos 5.2, Ubuntu 8.04.1, Fedora 9, just downloaded
gOS (is it any good?)
I like GUI's, so something decent on the gfx front...
Hardware I have available:
Dell Latitude D610 (circa 2006)
60GB hard disk
it has a 1024x768 LCD (ewww!) and an ATI Radeon X300 video card with 64MB of
Older Intel WiFi card
I also have a port replicator, and was wondering if that was supported...
Don't need any dual-boot, or partitioning tricks, as I have a separate 60GB
drive+sled for the D610.
Other things I'd like to be able to do:
1) VPN into the office (std VPN, like you do with a windows VPN connection),
2) Office apps OpenOffice can cover (I don't do really fancy stuff like my
wife did - I just use non-complicated Excel sheets and word),
3) Connect to my Exchange server - googling showed Evolution?
4) Any tools for blackberry? I have an 8700g with T-Mobile
This will not turn into a pro/con sucks/doesn't suck discussion, as I am
sure that horse was beaten beyond dead long ago...
This is just a req to ask for what people are running out there, as a
suggestion for what I should try.
I don't mind trying and installing more than 1, if it's a "you need to look
at both" case...
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