[lug] vi/vim again w/ Star Office.......

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Sat Feb 12 18:34:26 MST 2000

There are also times that you are working on a server that only has a
terminal from the 80's on it and X is not even running.  There are also
times that you are administrating a server across the country and X is
very slow over your ssh connection.

For me it boils down to, vi/commandline if I am doing
administrative/server things and GUI when I am doing
personal/workstation oriented things.


Dale Harris wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 13, 2000 at 12:32:11AM +0000, jstarkey at polaris.umuc.edu elucidated:
> > Excuse me for jumping in, this is a little sidetracked....
> >
> > I know this is about emacs and vi, but noone ever mentions StarOffice.
> > Just curious, I'm a newbie, how many people are using StarOffice. I
> > just started using it on mine and my girlfriend's Linux boxes. But a
> > friend of mine told me it wouldn't be worth my time.
> >
> > I realize the command-line vs. GUI difference, but is X-windows really
> > that rare among users?? I'm learning C++ right now so command-line is
> > great for that but I prefer GUI (especially Soffice) for everyday
> > living.
> >
> > John
> I guess I would answer it's like getting a big 4x4 SUV when all you only
> really needed was a bicycle.  StarOffice has a whole suite of applications,
> word processor with complicated text formatting.  You don't need that
> to author an e-mail message, or edit your /etc/fstab.

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