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

jstarkey at polaris.umuc.edu jstarkey at polaris.umuc.edu
Sat Feb 12 19:12:20 MST 2000

I can understand that. Looks like the way I am using the two right 
now. I'm just familiarizing myself with X, I've been using Linux for 
two months, strictly command-line. I actually have to log-out to cp 
and rename files til I have more time to explore. 

You wouldn't happen to have a copy of the vi intro that was just 
posted do you?? I left it in Denver, I'm in Boulder now. I just tried 
using it for my first C++ prog for school and got completely lost. 



>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

On 2/12/00, 6:34:26 PM, Hugh Brown <hugh at math.byu.edu> wrote regarding 
Re: [lug] vi/vim again w/ Star Office.......:

> 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 
> 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.

> Hugh

> Dale Harris wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 13, 2000 at 12:32:11AM +0000, jstarkey at polaris.umuc.edu 
> > > 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 
> > really needed was a bicycle.  StarOffice has a whole suite of 
> > 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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