I agree Abiword is so incredibly fast and small and if someone has not tried
it they should give it a spin , it's a brilliant little application! I could
foresee someone adding openoffice if they needed that extra functionality
but for simple out of the box word processing in a small efficient quick
package , abiword can't be beat. We should all take a long hard look at what
other small distributions are doing because they like Puppy have already
pounded these discussions out , I'm not saying to copy but to learn from
from their methodology.

On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 6:14 PM, Andrew Woodhead <
andrew.woodhead...@googlemail.com> wrote:

> 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????
>>
>> --
>> www.edhewitt.co.uk
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