[techtalk] 'Segmentation error' memory problems
Lighthouse Keeper in the Desert Sun
ccovingt at one-eyed-alien.net
Mon Mar 27 08:44:55 EST 2000
On Mar 27, Tina Johnsson conjectured:
> On Mon, 27 Mar 2000, Shaun wrote:
> > anyone know of a stable spreadsheet?, have had trouble with gnumeric an=
> > i would prefer xwindows based, but will try terminal if they are worth =
> I loved the spreadsheet included in StarOffice (5.1). I would call it "st=
> _I_ haven=B4t been able to crash it anywayz ;-)=20
I installed Star Office 5 when I installed RedHat 6. It came on one of
the cd's. WHen my machine was hacked, I didn't bother reinstalling it.
Mainly because I never use it, and I decided I wanted to learn LaTeX. My
biggest problem with it was that it took ages to start up and used loads
of my system resources. I couldn't run both it and netscape at the same
time. (I use Gnome/E, and TOP shows them taking 27% of the mem as 'X'.
I've got 128 MB swap.) Now I need a spreadsheet/plotter app to do lab
reports. So I use appleworks on the iBook and force my poor boyfriend to
perform voodoo on clippings to get them into extended postscript (.eps)
format for LaTeX. I can't for the life of me figure out what Gnuplot
wants, or even how to use it. But I'm not going to install a very large
program so I can use its spreadsheet. I'll stick with my voodoo for now.
I don't want an office suite. I want something I can use to make charts
and graphs for my lab reports. (I tried; the version of gnumeric i have
<0.27-1> doesn't seem to do this at all. If it does, the option is very
As always, your mileage may vary.
We are the Burgh. Youns need assimilated. =20
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