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    What mistake did they make?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymecha
    bah...


    OO made a mistake, plain and simple, and now its our job to correct it...
    somehow.
    I'm with lakerdonald on this one. I'm confused as to what you consider a "mistake"?
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    well not officially supporting non RPM distrtos... plain and simple...

    I will never get why OO had to do this 90000000000000000 RPM crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymecha
    well not officially supporting non RPM distrtos... plain and simple...
    Why should they? The source is available for any one of these "non-RPM" distros to make their own packages. It's not the fault of the OO.org people that they didn't have the time to make 20 different binary files. I'm sorry, you're just trolling for something to complain about IMO. How about we focus on the GOOD THINGS about OpenOffice.org rather than nitpicking the details about how they distribute it?
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    In all honesty, you make it sound like Open OFfice is unavailable for other distributions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopin1810
    Does it have a grammar checker yet? Because I'm still gonna use Microsoft Office until they add one. Are there at least some plans to add one?
    The latest version of Abiword has a grammar checker, though I've yet to try it. The version is 2.4.1:
    http://www.abisource.com/

    I've always seen openoffice as one of the most importaint open-source apps. I think they do more than enough for the community, I don't see why they should be making various packages left and right. That falls upon the package maintainers for each distro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymecha
    well not officially supporting non RPM distrtos... plain and simple...

    I will never get why OO had to do this 90000000000000000 RPM crap.
    Do you ever actually need support from them?

    Also,
    Debian Packages: Unstable repo's
    Slackware Packages: http://www.linuxpackages.net/search_...ffice&ver=10.2
    Arch Packages: http://archlinux.org/packages.php?id=8845
    Gentoo: http://packages.gentoo.org/ebuilds/?openoffice-2.0.0

    Mandriva, RH/Fedora and Suse would all use the RPM's. So which other kind of package would you need? It's really not all that hard to find a package for your distro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    Mandriva, RH/Fedora and Suse would all use the RPM's. So which other kind of package would you need? It's really not all that hard to find a package for your distro.

    Bryan
    Stop spreading lies!!! There is no FS file for force-get for OpenOffice!!! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    Stop spreading lies!!! There is no FS file for force-get for OpenOffice!!! :P
    Me thinks we should break out the flaming torches and head for the OO.org... Um, do they have like a castle or something?

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    Website sounds close enough?

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