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ladi
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:51 pm    Post subject: LXF 76 is here! Reply with quote

Just got my DVD edition, and was pleased to see it has Slackware 10.2 on it.. Very Happy
I shall be running that in parallel with my Zenwalk 2.01 install. Thankfully, it's quite easy to get them to share a home partition, so I am quite looking forward to installing it.

I must say I was a bit grumpy to see articles on setting up an ATI/nvidia card and wireless networks, just after I had spent countless hours getting my system running properly. Still, it's nice to know that the world does not revolve around me!

Fantastic treat of software, and come to think of it, I don't remember an issue that had so many games reviewed or on the disc!

I think I will be one happy reader this month! Keep up the good work!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:35 pm    Post subject: RE: LXF 76 is here! Reply with quote

ohh...me me me Wink

My first article Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:22 pm    Post subject: RE: LXF 76 is here! Reply with quote

Nods at yonder elf maiden..
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:36 pm    Post subject: RE: LXF 76 is here! Reply with quote

I would love to write an article, but the stuff I do isn't that interesting really., just fibre channel storage and SAN networks....not the sort of thing that would interest the "Average Joe" !!! Although they do use embedded Linux (NetBSD) as the main OS.....you can checkout the products here:
www.brocade.com Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:44 am    Post subject: RE: LXF 76 is here! Reply with quote

he he, I would also love to write an article, but my English plain sucks! I skipped most of my English lessons in school and just managed to scrape a C! God knows how I managed to at least "pass", I was honestly expecting a U Very Happy
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ladi
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:51 am    Post subject: RE: LXF 76 is here! Reply with quote

No excuse, mate!

M$ Word will check your spelling and grammar. OOo Wriiter probably does as good a job, if not better. I wouldn't know as I don't use it because of its (lack of) speed.

At least you've learnt that it's not a good idea to skip English lessons if you plan on becoming a writer! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:52 am    Post subject: RE: LXF 76 is here! Reply with quote

Cool, glad you like Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:40 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: LXF 76 is here! Reply with quote

ladi wrote:
No excuse, mate!

M$ Word will check your spelling and grammar. OOo Wriiter probably does as good a job, if not better. I wouldn't know as I don't use it because of its (lack of) speed.

At least you've learnt that it's not a good idea to skip English lessons if you plan on becoming a writer! Wink


Dirty boy!

For this I'd use LaTeX, HTML, or RTF...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:41 am    Post subject: Re: RE: LXF 76 is here! Reply with quote

emyr42 wrote:

Dirty boy!

For this I'd use LaTeX, HTML, or RTF...


RTF? tut, tut. Isn't that developed by Micro$oft? Rolling Eyes surely you mean Open Document Format? Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:32 am    Post subject: Re: RE: LXF 76 is here! Reply with quote

ladi wrote:
M$ Word will check your spelling and grammar. OOo Wriiter probably does as good a job, if not better. I wouldn't know as I don't use it because of its (lack of) speed.


Grammar checkers are only useful if you have a good grasp of grammar yourself. They check for stupid mistakes, but they won't turned poorly written text into breathless prose.

OOo doesn't have a grammar checker, probably because it would have taken the startup time for OOo beyond the boot time for the distro running it. Abiword has one.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:04 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: LXF 76 is here! Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
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OOo doesn't have a grammar checker, probably because it would have taken the startup time for OOo beyond the boot time for the distro running it. Abiword has one.


Ouch! that hurt! Very Happy

Come on, OOo does have some good things going for it, doesn't it?! Smile

Seriously though, that's one of the reasons I was a bit miffed when Zenwalk 2.01 chucked Gnumeric and Abiword in favour of OOo. The argument was that you could always download those two from the repositories, and they are much smaller. I reckon if we took a poll, as evidenced by the spreadsheet review in LXF76, you would find that Gnumeric is more popular than OOo Calc. I would even stick my neck out and venture the same in the case of Abiword vs OOo Writer.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:26 am    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: LXF 76 is here! Reply with quote

ladi wrote:
Come on, OOo does have some good things going for it, doesn't it?! Smile


Yes, you get plenty of exercise while pacing up and down, waiting for it to load Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:38 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: LXF 76 is here! Reply with quote

As a writer only needing fairly basic formatting facilities, I probably use a zillionth part of the features of OOo, but I do use OOo in preference to Abiword. Why? The autocorrect feature. As a crappy typist I find it invaluable. As far as the load time of OOo is concerned, that's not a problem for me. I use the time to think about what I am going to write, or have a couple of coffees and a sandwich - all good stimulation for the brain.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:15 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: LXF 76 is here! Reply with quote

There is a grammar checker available for use with OOo: http://www.danielnaber.de/languagetool/ . I've not used it though, so can't comment on how good it is.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:50 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: LXF 76 is here! Reply with quote

OOo takes long enough to load on my (fairly high spec) machine for me to go downstairs and make a cup of tea, then I can still get upstairs and decide which music to have running in the background.
Abiword on the other hand, out of habit I started the application, went to get up to make the tea and before my ass had left the seat it was open.
Having said that if I had a choice between OOo or Ms Office it would be OOo even if OOo were as proprietary as Office
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