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OpenOffice and Gstreamer

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At work, I’ve officially switched over to the Dell Optiplex as my main machine using OpenOffice for all my productivity needs. I wonder how long it will be before anyone notices I’m not using Windows on it? Ubuntu practically looks like XP from a distance. The Mac is now just used as a FileMaker client and for Remote Desktop.

I ran my monthly report and was able to open all the files, including my Excel templates in OpenOffice. Everything worked GREAT. The interface is a little different here and there but there are some UI things I actually like better in OpenOffice, like paste special and copying. OpenOffice has its own weird quirkiness but for anyone used to Excel on the Mac it won’t really matter.

I also got rhythmbox going. I had to download the Gstream libraries so I have the codecs I need. I used Automatix2 on my home computer but I thought I’d try just getting the packages myself – it was easy since they all showed up in add/remove programs. I downloaded Songbird but I couldn’t get it to play any of my music files. I also downloaded Song Converter to get them out of mp3 and into ogg but that didn’t work either. I don’t like mp3 because they make you pay for the right to encode it if you are writing an app with that feature. LAME! Pardon the bad Gnome pun….

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Written by missaugustina

March 5, 2007 at 6:58 pm

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  1. I cannot say I like this game, I think it is really normal. It is worth to game but will only keep you having fun for more than a four hours. I would recommed that you should try maplestory or Combat Arms for instance.

    Sam Heikki

    February 2, 2010 at 7:52 pm


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