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Re: Uh Oh... Prof requires ms word format



On Mon, Jun 28, 2004 at 01:06:51PM -0400, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 27, 2004 at 07:50:20AM -0500, cecil wrote:
> > I just looked on the upcoming syllubus for my CS class. The prof 
> > requires ms word format zipped files for the assignments. What do I do 
> > to do that on linux? I guess I HAVE to install X now. :(
> > 
> > Cecil
> 
> With the replies so far, I guess you now know that X will run on your machine.
> Knoppix might have troubles, though, because its autoconfiguration may be
> designed for a larger machine (it reserves a 10 megabyte RAMdisk, for
> example, and thst's a *lot* of your RAM, and may no longer have space for X.
> 

Most modern desktops and live cds, including knoppix and friends won't
run on that machine and it will probably take some time to set up, but
I also ran linux originally with X and fvwm on a 486 and a 1GB HD.

startoffice 5 (what is now openoffice) ran on it at the time, but was
_very_ slow, so openoffice will probably be a problem. Mozilla probably
won't like it too much either since its a resource hog, but there are
lighter variants (firefox maybe, epiphany probably).

> As for minimal X, I once (ten or fifteen years ago) used an X terminal
> with only 8 meg of RAM.  It worked fine, though all my applications and
> even the window manager had to run on another machine!
> 
> May I recommend abiword?  It will also generate word files, and it's a good
> deal smaller than OpenOffice.
> 
> -- hendrik
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