[lug] Star Office 5.2...

LittleViggy at alum.manhattan.edu LittleViggy at alum.manhattan.edu
Mon Apr 22 15:07:19 MDT 2002

> Exe's?  If you mean "executable" they are generally called "binaries" or
> "bins" by cool UNIX guys.
> If you really mean [someprogram].exe one of us is confused.

Sorry!  After working in Windows for sooooo loooonnnnggg, I just tend to think 
of any "program" as an "exe" or "executable."  I should have said "binary".


> This makes no sense, since the Win32 and Linux packages are separate 
> By the time the installer runs there isn't any question of what OS you are
> on.

Yeah, that's what I thought.  But then I though, Hmm, maybe those Sun people 
are doing something cool and unique!  Yeah, a stretch I know, but...

> Is there something you aren't telling us?  Like are you trying to run the
> windows version of SO with wine or something?
> Something seems way out of whack here.
> Also, have you considered OpenOffice?  It is more up to date than SO 5.2, and
> is Free (where SO 5 is only free).

Nope, told you everything.  Unless there's something I'm doing without 
realizing it.  This *is* the Linux version of SO.  The installer has a ".bin" 
extension, and runs great (as root).  And, I was not aware of OpenOffice.  I 
will have to give that a try!



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