Caliban1 wrote:I'm especially interested in going from Sugar to Python
Installing Abiword Word Processor
The "write" activity is a nice little introduction to word processing but it isn't really up to snuff for serious writing. It also doesn't, to my knowledge, save files in a format other word processors like Word or OpenOffice can read and write.
I did a bit of looking for something a bit more full featured but still small enough for the OLPC and found Abiword. [] Its still pretty small but is closer to a full word processor and can share documents with many other larger word processing programs. It took a bit of fiddling to get installed but it works a treat on the OLPC once installed.
For some reason python comes with an older libabiword installed. In order to install the current abiword you must first remove this.
Below are the step by step instructions for getting Abiword running on a G1G1.
Go to the terminal activity and type su to get permissions to install software
type yum remove libabiword
type yum install abiword
Thats it! After that, type exit to leave super user mode and then abiword to run the word processor.
Jeffpk 12:47, 23 January 2008 (EST)
winklaus wrote:(Do I have to look out for a book especially covering Linux Fedora or doesn`t that matter?).
winklaus wrote:The thing is, you need to be educated to some extent to be able to search well and here we are again: I guess I just need some starting help.
sambot wrote:4ofakind: the site you included looks very interesting. Help. What do I do when I download the tar file? It sits in my Journal looking full of letters that mean nothing to me. I can't download to my pc 'cause it refuses to unzip files.
After spending hours looking through posts, and understanding 5% of them I have managed to download opera & flash, both of which work somewhat. Although I do appreciate comments that users should paly around with the linux environment, some of us are quite hesitant to go willy nilly through the terminal environment. Yes, we can reflash the XO, but I couldn't even begin to do this as the reflash download times out,even using a hi-speed connection.
I really appreciate suggestions & help from the more experienced linux user, and yes, maybe a separate forum for sesame street style learning could be a great learning tool. (Off to try ls).
4ofakind wrote:Go to the terminal, and type tar xvfz unixtut.tar.gz, after changing to the directory the file is in. The tutorial will be in the unixtut directory one level below your working directory, after you do this.
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