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Bern
11-30-2001, 08:41 AM
Open Office (http://www.openoffice.org/) have released build 641b (http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/source/download.html). I've been using build 638c for a while and I'm impressed with its performance, especially the printer intergration with linux, something I had problems with when I tried out Star Office 6.0 beta (http://www.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/6.0beta/get.html). I think this might be a serious challenge to MS office one day.

ne0z
12-11-2001, 07:08 AM
Yeah I am having been using Staroffice 6 beta on my Linux box for sometime and I love it. If they release a few more appz for Linux/unix I will switch totally.

Bern
12-11-2001, 08:02 AM
I had problems with my printer and the star office 6 beta, printing from star worked but it broke printing from KDE. I don't get that with open office.

ne0z
12-11-2001, 08:33 AM
what kind of printer is it? I am using a LaserJet 2100 Series and mine is fine, although it does print one page at the beginning blank with a heart at the top

Bern
12-11-2001, 08:48 AM
I've got a HP deskjet 810c running on USB.

ne0z
12-12-2001, 06:32 AM
Well if you are using Mandrake 8.1 by any chance the USB is broken at the moment. You can however revert back to a older kernel or run a custom kernel

Bern
12-12-2001, 08:04 AM
I use slackware (http://www.slackware.com), highly customised with the latest kernel.

ne0z
12-13-2001, 12:00 AM
oh well I don't know then... Maybe it is a mobo problem with slackware?

Bern
12-13-2001, 12:51 AM
No, the printer worked fine before I installed the star office beta and it works fine with open office, it was only when I was trying star office that I had problems.

ne0z
12-14-2001, 06:43 AM
oh... well good luck