lforrestster at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 11:39:00 EST 2007
On Thu, Mar 08, 2007 at 04:08:41PM +1000, Ron Clarke wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> On Thu, 08 Mar 2007 13:55:28 +1030, Greg Mayman wrote:
> > Can BasicLinux be made to read PowerPoint (.PPS) files?
> It all depends.
> I have a distro that started out as BL2. To that I have
> added a lot of stuff, particularly libraries, and finally Open
> THAT can read PowerPoint stuff. But it took a lot to get it
> to this point, so it is no longer the lean, mean Linux that
> BasicLinux is.
It's obvious to me, based on what I have read here about the OS's
that the vast majority of us actually rely on, that the stock
BasicLinux, the "lean, mean" one, is both a learning tool for
newbies to the Linux world, and a "starter kit" that gets a basic
Linux :-\ onto older computers forming a foundation upon which a
fully-functional, custom Linux can be built.
I don't think there's anyone here who actually uses a stock
BasicLinux for their main OS. Not even close.
I'd say that I am probably the closest (because I don't mess
around with printing or MIME or video or audio or PDF/PS or
Windows' files or a GUI browser...) but I _do_ have development
tools that add scores of megabytes to the size of BL.
I'm being transferred north to a large town near the Canadian
Border. Will have same ISP but obviously a different snail-mail
address. And I'll be off the Internet for at least two days next
week. What a pain in the ???. Looks like a nice place, though.
Has a university.
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