2nd UK User Conference - call for papers?
mark at dogma.freebsd-uk.eu.org
Thu Jul 13 18:57:00 BST 2000
On Thu, Jul 13, 2000 at 04:26:56PM +0100, David Marsh at home wrote:
> On 12-Jul-00 Neil Ford wrote:
> > My suggestion is;
> > MS Windows: Living with it, living without it.
> > A fair number of us have to co-exist with Microsoft products and hearing
> > about other people's experiences I think would be good. And of course,
> > Nik can give us his Scandisk presentation again :-)
> > Subjects covered could include:
> > VMware
> > Samba
> > WINE
> > Office suite replacements to MS Office and how to exchange data with MS
> > Office users
> > Connecting Palm handhelds to FreeBSD (for those who wish to leave
> > Windows completely behind.
> > How people have mananged ti intergrate FreeBSD and Windows in a work
> > environmment.
> Seriously, that sounds like an *excellent* theme, and I *really* want to go
> to the next conference if so!!
> If I could also add to that list: workshop/tutorial on getting StarOffice
> installed! I've struggled to install v5.1 (I think - the version you can
> download from Sun (or it was the current version a few months back, anyway))
> and it just kept on starting up the horrible Windoze-esque screen-filling
> Install program each time I tried to run it, after having thought I had
> installed it successfully.. :-(
# cd /usr/ports/editors/staroffice5 && make install
should address that one.
> Definitely a workshop on other (perhaps more FreeBSD-friendly) office
> program alternatives would be a goody. I'm keeping my eye on AbiWord for
> now, but it's not quite usable yet..
Applixware for FreeBSD? WordPerfect8 for L****?
> What would also be cool would be if somebody with a faaast connection could
> burn up some CDs with the source files (or packages) for various FreeBSD
> office suites to distribute (sell?) at the conference. It's a real drag
> being a dialup user and trying to download the likes of StarOffice at
> 33k6.. :-(
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