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Dear fellows! I have a pentium 133 MHZ machine with 32MB of RAM. Presently I am using Windows-95 and MSOffice-97 on it. Now I want to move to Linux. Is ...
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    How to run OpenOffice on RH8 (KDE) on 32 MB of RAM


    Dear fellows!

    I have a pentium 133 MHZ machine with 32MB of RAM. Presently I am using Windows-95 and MSOffice-97 on it. Now I want to move to Linux.
    Is it possible to run OpenOffice on RH8 (KDE) on this machine of 32MB RAM. How can I setup it. If it is not possible in RH8, is there any method in older versions. My requirement is to use MS-Office Documents.

    Please Help......


    Khalid Umer

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    Of course it's possible, but it will be very, very slow.

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    Lots and lots of swap space and it will run though I wouldn't use kde or gnome. Maybe something that doesn't require so many resources like blackbox/fluxbox, icewm, ect.

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    I'd suggest that, too. I don't know how well openoffice will run even on those WMs, though. I don't think openoffice uses as much resources as gnome or kde, though. The spreadsheet I have open right now makes it take about 30 MB in total.

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    Is there any way to improve performance?

    I installed RH8 with KDE and OpenOffice on 64MB RAM but it Office documents opens very slowly. Is there any way to improve the performance.
    The picture/graphics quality of KDE/RH8 is very good as compared to Windows-95 (which runs well on 16MB). Is it possible to improve speed by downgrading the picture/graphics quality equal to as of Windows-95


    Please Help.....


    Khalid Umer

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