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Re: Has anyone experience installing StarOffice 5.2 on Debian (new to Debian, StarOffice 5.2 is most important for me)

On 02.08.2005 Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 02, 2005 at 02:59:40PM +0000, Hans-Peter Sulzer wrote:
> > Hi,

> > Note that its successors (Open Office) are no solution
> > for me (no integrated Desktop, no news reader/mail client,
> > no StarShedule, ...). Especially the news reader would
> > be important, cause then I could use Debian, to write
> > my news (I read this mailing list via Usenet).

> There are approximately a kajillion (that's a technical term) news
> reader/writer programs in Debian.  To say nothing of the ones that are
> available for Linux but not packaged for Debian.

I know, but I have to learn a lot of new things, and I
would prefer to continue with the StarOffice news reader.
And as I have said, StarOffice 5.2 is the program I most
often use on my other OSs.

> > I know ask, if I simply should try to install it, as
> > described in the installation manual, or if there may
> > be problems, perhaps destroying my Debian installation.
> >
> I can't imagine that it would do anything *really* bad.  You may run
> into problems with not having the correct shared libraries, given the
> age of SO5.2.  But the necessary packages are probably still in Woody.

Well I think I will try it, when I have solved my font
problem (see another message from me).

> > Has anyone experience with installing StarOffice 5.2?
> >
> Why not just upgrade to SO7 or 8 (I think 8 is the newest version)?  It
> is fairly inexpensive, especially compared to MSO.

I love the integrated Desktop, the mail/news reader with 
spell checking, StarShedule, ... All of that is missing in
newer versions of StarOffice.

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