Installing OpenOffice in GNOME

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Installing OpenOffice in GNOME

Postby acannon8 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:31 pm

I'm trying to install OpenOffice 3.3.0 in GNOME. I'm having trouble connecting the XO to the internet (that's a separate issue) so I downloaded OpenOffice's Linux Intel RPM version onto my Mac, resulting in a .tar file that I transferred to the XO laptop via USB. After opening this file on the XO I'm left with a folder, itself containing four folders (installdata, licenses, readmes, and RPMS) and 3 files (JavaSetup.jar, setup, update). Now I'm not sure what to do. I'm pretty sure I have all the necessary files, so now how do I go about installing OpenOffice?

Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Installing OpenOffice in GNOME

Postby ektoric » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:46 pm

First of all, it would probably be beneficial to read those "README"s.
Secondly, it looks like installing is pretty straightforward:
http://download.openoffice.org/common/i ... html#linux

Finally, be sure to check the System Requirements:
http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/sour ... qs_30.html

The XO is *just barely* up to snuff to run OpenOffice. Which put it another way, means you may be able to start it, and it may be able to open your files, but you'll have a very hard time getting any work down. By all means give it a try, but don't be surprised if it actually ends up that you are not able to use it :(
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