Fully compatible with all popular Windows office formats, such as .doc, .xls, but without the expense.
Linux-Man DistrOS is proud to be an Officially Listed OpenOffice.Org CD Distributor. We will always strive to offer the latest Stable Release, currently version 3.1.1.
OpenOffice.org is a fully-featured open-source office productivity suite available as a free, exensible download for major platforms in over 90 languages. It is compatible with competing office suites. OpenOffice.org is developed, supported, and promoted by an international community operating from the http://www.openoffice.org/ website. OpenOffice.org stores data in the open XML file format adopted by the international standards body OASIS as the OpenDocument Format (ODF) and approved by the ISO as ISO/IEC 26300:2006
The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is required for the database components, wizards as well as several other features. JRE is not available in the Debian DEB version.
Linux-Man DistrOS supplies all of the required pre-packed files needed for a full installation of:
- Windows Exe with Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista - Only available in 32bit).
- *Linux RPM Base with Java Runtime Environment (JRE) - 32bit.
- *Linux DEB Base Files without Java Runtime Environment (JRE) - 32bit.
- *Linux RPM Base with Java Runtime Environment (JRE) - 64bit.
- *Linux DEB Base Files without Java Runtime Environment (JRE) - 64bit.
- *Solaris Base Files with Java Runtime Environment (JRE) - 32bit.
- Language pack files to convert all of the above from the standard US to GB specific language format. Installed after openoffice has been successfully installed.
*Linux-Man DistrOS recommends that customers first read Open Offices extensive documentation before attempting a Linux or Solaris installation. Please be sure that your Linux distribution supports DEB/RPM package formats. The Windows version is in standard EXE format and can be installed by anyone with basic computer knowledge. Linux-Man DistrOS does not offer technical support for OpenOffice.org. Please refer to OOO.orgs documentation and support channels.
System Requirements for OpenOffice.org 3
- Windows: Windows 2000 (Service Pack 2 or higher), Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista. 256 Mbytes RAM (512 MB RAM recommended). At least 650 Mbytes available disk space. 024 x 768 or higher resolution with at least 256 colours.
- Linux: Linux kernel version 2.4 or higher, glibc2 version 2.3.2 or higher. 256 Mbytes RAM (512 MB recommended). 400 Mbytes available disk space. X-Server with 1024 x 768 or higher resolution with at least 256 colours.
- Solaris X86: Solaris 10 OS or higher. 256 Mbytes RAM. 450 Mbytes available disk space. X-Server with 1024 x 768 or higher resolution with at least 256 colours.
The source code for OOo can be found at http://www.openoffice.org/.
OpenOffice now comes pre-compiled in DEB format for Debian based distributions but I would suggest that only confident users attempt an install. You will be required to use the command line and must be able to unpack and switch between directories.
The below notes relate to an older version (2.x) but may be useful:
Debian based users will need to convert the RPM packages to DEB prior to installing or use dpkg -i (short for dpkg –install).
Slackware users will need the rpm2tgz utility for converting RPM packages to native Slackware packages (.tgz).
For full instructions please read pages 15 and 23 of the official setup guide found here: