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By charles-allen ·
First time posting...unsure of how this works but willing to try.
I have seen quite a few posts and blogs that praise Open Office. I am also becoming somewhat disenchanted with MicroSoft despite it having worked somewhat reasonably for me in the past.
I noticed also some references that within Open Office there appears to be what I would call a definite leaning towards Intel.
Can Open Office be installed on a machine with an AMD processor that is running Windows 98 or XP ? or ... is it going to be necessary to create myself a Linux box of some specific distribution that uses an Intel processor ?
The only machine I currently have available that has an Intel processor is old enough that it does not have a CD drive (floppy only), is limited in RAM and has a smallish hard drive.

Thanks for the help.
Chuck Allen

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Well Welcome to TR I'll try to not confuse too much

by OH Smeg In reply to Open Office

OO can be run on any hardware that supports a OS that it can run on.

OO Defiantly runs on XP but I'm not sure about 98 you may need a older version of it for that OS.

There are different Packages for OO depending on which OS you have in use so if you download a Linux Version of OO you need to install it on a Linux OS the same applies to the Windows Version it only runs on windows.

OO installs from a File on the HDD and the current version is 142 MEG in size and this extracts to the HDD to make a folder that Open Office installs from provided you have about 800 MEG of free HDD Space there shouldn't be a problem installing Open Office to any System. After it is installed you can delete the Download and Setup Files to free up HDD Space.

Open Office is a good Business Application and this is why you perceive a leaning to Intel as most business use Intel CPU for stability and up time. This isn?t as important in a home computer where the owner isn?t being cost money for unstable platforms to work with. In business any down time costs money and when you add hundreds of computers to the equation that can result in very large losses.

You can download Open Office 3 from here

http://download.openoffice.org/index.html

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Works Fine

by TheChas In reply to Open Office

I have Open Office on several AMD based systems with no problems.

I think you will need to run an older version of OO 2.0 on your W98 system. OO 3 runs fine under XP or Vista so long as you get the correct version.

Also, OO requires JAVA. If you don't have JAVA installed, make sure you download the installer with JAVA.

Chas

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hey Chas, OOo doesn't require Java..

by Jaqui In reply to Works Fine

according to the Open Office developers.
it's "wizards" and fancy features require Java.

I've been poking them that it does for a while since you don't have 100% functionality without Java but they insist it doesn't.

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