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Hi a query someone knows if OpenOffice can run under Sco OpenServer 5.0.6 downloading the sources and compiling it thanks in advance I ask it because I am still looking forward an OfficeSuite running under my system any ideas ? bye -- Roberto Quaranta Dottore Commercialista...

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    Default OpenServer 5.0.6

    Hi
    a query someone knows if OpenOffice can run under Sco OpenServer 5.0.6
    downloading the sources and compiling it
    thanks in advance
    I ask it because I am still looking forward an OfficeSuite running under my
    system
    any ideas ?
    bye
    --
    Roberto Quaranta
    Dottore Commercialista



    Roberto Guest

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    Default Re: OpenServer 5.0.6

    Roberto wrote:
    > Hi
    > a query someone knows if OpenOffice can run under Sco OpenServer 5.0.6
    > downloading the sources and compiling it
    > thanks in advance
    > I ask it because I am still looking forward an OfficeSuite running under my
    > system
    > any ideas ?
    > bye
    > --
    > Roberto Quaranta
    > Dottore Commercialista
    >
    >
    >
    Roberto,

    I was able to use StarOffice under SCO OS5 many moons ago using the
    lxrun package but I don't think OpenOffice will do nowadays, not to
    mention that I haven't tried by compiling the source under OS5.

    Might I suggest the adoption/use/testing of UnixWare 7 ? It's able to
    run native Linux apps using the LKP emulator (included at no cost with
    the product itself) and, with the recent OKP (OpenServer Kernel
    Personality) you'll be able to run OS5 binaries, again, without
    recompiling or modifying the source code.

    At this very minute, I'm composing this message under OpenUNIX8 (akas
    UnixWare 7.1.2) with Netscape7 for Linux and I've just finished writing
    a doent with OpenOffice 1.0.3 for Linux, both running natively using
    the LKP.

    Just "food for thoughts",
    Roberto "I don't work for SCO - yet" Zini

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    Roberto wrote:
    > Dear Roberto
    >
    > first of all thanks for the answer and excuse me if I ask you always the
    > same query
    >
    Don't worry about that.
    >
    >
    >>I was able to use StarOffice under SCO OS5 many moons ago using the lxrun
    >
    > package ....
    >
    > I Know but not StarOffice 5.2 only the previous versions.
    >
    > My big problem is that I fear to do the changing between OS5 to UnixWare
    > because I do not know if after my system will work as it's working know
    > (very well) with my accounting program.
    > And to change Operative system only to run one software on the server
    > machine, the machine I will use, even as a local machine is a too high risk,
    > I prefer to look forward a software able to run under my system.
    Well, I've just being confirmed that OS5 and UW7 hit the shelves at the
    same price so it's only a choice of yours; also, UW 7.1.3 comes with a
    60days eval version which allows you to actually test if your accounting
    software is able to run under the new platform.

    Last, the OKP is a free of charge download from SCO's site (supposing
    you already have a copy of SCO OpenServer CD in house) so, again, I
    think it might be worth giving it a run.
    > I tried even ScoMerge and then StarOffice but my fear is that even if I have
    > a good antivirus running for my network for the safety I think that can not
    > be the best think, because of with Sco Merge I will install the windows and
    > under Win virus are running and even the Unix system can have problems.
    Well, I dare to disagree here; I've been running SCOMerge on my
    UnixWare7 box for YEARS and a) the speed of the emulation is really
    remarkable and b) I've still to get a virus on my system (but the latter
    could be related to the fact that I use Netscape7 for Linux under LKP to
    read my email messages :-).

    Keep in mind that, if you run SCOMerge/Windows as a non root user, a MS
    virus could only damage your "virtual" Windows installation, which is
    located under the $HOME/win folder; also, I think it's much easier even
    to recover a complete Windows installation from a Linux/Unix backup then
    having to completely reinstall Windows.

    However, my advice would be not to read email message with
    Outlook/Netscape under SCOmerge but to use a native Unix/Linux MUA instead.
    >
    > You are right that the solution can be Unixware, but ......
    > if possible in some way i prefer something running under my Os5
    > Ciao
    >
    Well, the choice is yours :-)

    Ciao,
    Roberto
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    Dear Roberto
    > Keep in mind that, if you run SCOMerge/Windows as a non root user, a MS
    > virus could only damage your "virtual" Windows installation, which is
    > located under the $HOME/win folder; also, I think it's much easier even
    > to recover a complete Windows installation from a Linux/Unix backup then
    > having to completely reinstall Windows.
    >
    This is a good news for me, because my big fear in using Sco Merge, is that
    for some reasons a virus will attack my server unix on the win virtual
    installation it can for example erase, format all my HD. If is not possible
    but only the virtual win installation will be damaged, then this can be the
    right solutions for my problems.

    Thanks a lot again
    ciao

    --
    Roberto Quaranta
    Dottore Commercialista



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    Default OpenServer 5.0.6

    Hi,

    I'm am having difficulty coming to terms with what I believe is a limitation
    with the above operating system - that is the max file size is apparently
    2Gb?!?!?

    I am using HTFS.

    Any comments appreciated.

    Regards
    Richard


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