----- Original Message ----- From: "Nikolas Britton" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Perry Hutchison" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: <email@example.com> Sent: Monday, September 04, 2006 7:58 PM Subject: Re: Word processor for 6.1
> On 9/4/06, Perry Hutchison <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > Anyone know where I can find a working word processor for 6.1? > > > > AbiWord and OpenOffice both require Gnome, which won't build. > > ... > > > KOffice 1.5 has OpenDocument support. > > > > Not that I'm any more eager to get into > > a KDE mess than a Gnome mess :) > > > > File format support is not important. > > I just need something for my 9th-grader > > to use for school papers. > > > > FreeBSD and Linux will not meet your teenagers needs, If you really > want to introduce your kid to UNIX then buy a Mac... trust me on > this... I interact with many high school and college kids on a daily > basis. Any used Mac capable of running Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and > NeoOffice2 will suit your childs needs perfectly: > > PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor. > Built-in FireWire. > 384 MB of memory. > 5 GB of disk space. Just keep in mind when you look for used Mac's that the Tiger OS normally on DVD. There was a trade-in program where you could get CD's of it if you sent in your DVDs - I did - but some of the older Macs out there that have firewire ports only have CD drives. Also, any older Mac you find will need ram - Tiger gobbles it. If you can find an older copy of Panther OS it gives you lot more lattitude in what older Macs will work - it also does not require FireWire, so even the original iMacs will run it. You can compile most text-mode open source applications on Panther and Tiger, but if you want to compile X programs your better off with Tiger. Frankly, if we had the money at my employer I would probably use rack-mounted Mac servers and Tiger as a platform to run many of the server applications. But a new Mac server is stratospherically expensive compared to a basic HP DL320 running FreeBSD. Ted _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"