OpenOffice in my opinion is far too bulky for a lightweight distro.

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Its just stupidly fat and bloated and doesn't fit with the ethos of Lubuntu.
0.5Gb for office productivity when gnumeric and abiword use a microscopic
fraction of this.

No way

-Andy



On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 10:52 PM, Ed Hewitt <edwardahew...@googlemail.com>wrote:

> I think we should go with Firefox. However, OpenOffice would solve the
> problem of having no presentation software if we went with Abiword &
> Gnumeric. We could use these tweaks to speed up OpenOffice. >>>
> http://lifehacker.com/software/optimization/speed-up-openoffice-270775.php
>
> By going "small", we will achieve the objective of achieving a lightweight
> distro. However, I still think a good out of the box experience, as long as
> we keep it to a minimal. So by having a few basic utilities (such as
> synaptic), need a few must have apps (such as web browser, office apps,
> chat, media player). we can still achieve a user friend lightweight distro.
> Its all about getting the right balance.
>
> Maybe another Lubuntu IRC Meeting could be useful to discuss my points. It
> would be great to have an application list set in time for Karmic. Could be
> Lubuntu's first release????
>
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