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    Star Office 5.0

    I'm new using Linux RH 7.3 in an old box (AMD K6, 128mb RAM, 233mhz, 6gb harddrive) and so far the RH 7.3 OS is working OK; however, my StarOffice app is very slow to load, and it stays slow once it's up. Is this because my hardware specs are not enough for this application, or is there something I can do to speed up the system?

    Also, can you suggest a better Linux wordprocessing or office package that eats less resources?

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    Re:Star Office 5.0

    Unfortunately StarOffice is very slow, especially when it's loading. I'm running it on a 1.3GHz box and the speed is barely tolerable, I can only imagine how bad it might be on 233MHz. I'm not aware of any way to speed it up. :'(

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    Thanks for the info. Can you suggest other Linux wordprocessing/office apps that are faster or take less resources? :-\

    [quote author=cloverm link=board=1;threadid=6119;start=0#58054 date=1042827429]
    Unfortunately StarOffice is very slow, especially when it's loading. I'm running it on a 1.3GHz box and the speed is barely tolerable, I can only imagine how bad it might be on 233MHz. I'm not aware of any way to speed it up. :'(
    [/quote]

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    I use KOffice.

    But one thing you can do to speed up the loading at least, is to prelink your binary... I have my entire Gentoo system ELF binary prelinked..

    pilot david # time konqueror

    real 0m0.067s <- 0.067 seconds to start up konqueror (WOW)
    user 0m0.005s
    sys 0m0.009s

    It can do the same for OOo. (well maybe not so fast but it really works provided your system supports it - I believe RH8 has the correct packages)

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    Re:Star Office 5.0

    [quote author=new2linx link=board=1;threadid=6119;start=0#58056 date=1042827921]
    Thanks for the info. Can you suggest other Linux wordprocessing/office apps that are faster or take less resources? :-\

    [quote author=cloverm link=board=1;threadid=6119;start=0#58054 date=1042827429]
    Unfortunately StarOffice is very slow, especially when it's loading. I'm running it on a 1.3GHz box and the speed is barely tolerable, I can only imagine how bad it might be on 233MHz. I'm not aware of any way to speed it up. :'(
    [/quote]
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    I've found abiword to be a great mostly M$ compatible word processor. The koffice apps are nice as well. Openoffice.org is good, but you might not see too many improvements over SO 5.

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    Thanks, I'll check Abiword and Openoffice. I may just have to go with a low-end (equivalent of M$ Worpad in the Linux world) wordprocessing program.

    [quote author=stryder144 link=board=1;threadid=6119;start=0#58058 date=1042832072]
    [quote author=new2linx link=board=1;threadid=6119;start=0#58056 date=1042827921]
    Thanks for the info. Can you suggest other Linux wordprocessing/office apps that are faster or take less resources? :-\

    [quote author=cloverm link=board=1;threadid=6119;start=0#58054 date=1042827429]
    Unfortunately StarOffice is very slow, especially when it's loading. I'm running it on a 1.3GHz box and the speed is barely tolerable, I can only imagine how bad it might be on 233MHz. I'm not aware of any way to speed it up. :'(
    [/quote]
    [/quote]

    I've found abiword to be a great mostly M$ compatible word processor. The koffice apps are nice as well. Openoffice.org is good, but you might not see too many improvements over SO 5.
    [/quote]

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    Re:Star Office 5.0

    i used to use applix ware, it was nice, pricey but nice. and fast!

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    [quote author=stryder144 link=board=1;threadid=6119;start=0#58058 date=1042832072]
    [quote author=new2linx link=board=1;threadid=6119;start=0#58056 date=1042827921]
    Thanks for the info. Can you suggest other Linux wordprocessing/office apps that are faster or take less resources? :-\

    [quote author=cloverm link=board=1;threadid=6119;start=0#58054 date=1042827429]
    Unfortunately StarOffice is very slow, especially when it's loading. I'm running it on a 1.3GHz box and the speed is barely tolerable, I can only imagine how bad it might be on 233MHz. I'm not aware of any way to speed it up. :'(
    [/quote]
    [/quote]

    I've found abiword to be a great mostly M$ compatible word processor. The koffice apps are nice as well. Openoffice.org is good, but you might not see too many improvements over SO 5.
    [/quote]

    If you are still using StarOffice 5.X, *run*, don't walk, to OpenOffice.org and get the latest release of OpenOffice.org, or, if you like your software expensive, plunk down the 50 bux or so for StarOffice 6.0.

    These do not utilize the "integrated desktop" of StarOffice 5.X, and, therefore, place a much lower burden on your system RAM. I ran OO.o on my 300 MHz PII (before this last upgrade to 1.3 GHz Duron Power) and it ran well enough that I didn't fall asleep waiting on it.

    One thing to check, though... How much swap are you running? I usually configure a minimum of twice my physical RAM capacity in swap. If you don't have enough swap, any office app you run is going to crawl.

    If your needs are not that intensive, KOffice is a very serviceable suite, and AbiWord is a very nice word processor. I believe that both ship with the latest Red Hat distributions. Gnumeric is an outstanding spreadsheet, by the way.

    Later On,
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    Re:Star Office 5.0

    [quote author=new2linx link=board=1;threadid=6119;start=0#58062 date=1042837024]
    Thanks, I'll check Abiword and Openoffice. I may just have to go with a low-end (equivalent of M$ Worpad in the Linux world) wordprocessing program.
    [/quote]

    If you want a fast, very simple WP program that is much like M$ Wordpad, take a look at http://www.nllgg.nl/Ted. I use the little program for all my writing, and I really love it. Plus, it uses .rtf for its native file format, so you can swap documents with Word users.

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    i saw applix office at cheapbytes for $25 - i am guessing they don't make it any more - anywho, it is a nice office suite

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