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Old 19th November 2011, 08:54 AM
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installing open office and avg

I am at the portion of the learning curve just lifting off zero. I have installed Firefox and Thunderbird which seem to be OK. My current concerns are Open Office and AVG which stymie my attempts.

I have Fedora 15 full version and a friend told me about "yum search/ install ---.rpm," which is how I did FF and TB.

My problem is open office and avg which fedora 15 can't find online. The ones I can find don't seem to be installable.

Any ideas?

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Old 19th November 2011, 09:05 AM
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Re: installing open office and avg

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I am at the portion of the learning curve just lifting off zero. I have installed Firefox and Thunderbird which seem to be OK. My current concerns are Open Office and AVG which stymie my attempts.

I have Fedora 15 full version and a friend told me about "yum search/ install ---.rpm," which is how I did FF and TB.

My problem is open office and avg which fedora 15 can't find online. The ones I can find don't seem to be installable.

Any ideas?

jeb

Why do you need AVG, it's of no use for a linux o/s , as for office try

Code:
su
yum groupinstall "Office Suite and Productivity"
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Old 19th November 2011, 09:27 AM
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Re: installing open office and avg

Dear Jeb3121,

The Fedora repositories now contain libreoffice instead of openoffice. Libreoffice is based on the sources of openoffice, but maintained by a community and not by a company.

What do you mean with AVG? The virusscanner? Not really needed, but if you want to have it you can download it from the manufactures website. Fedora offers the free ClamAV on-demand scanner.

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Old 19th November 2011, 08:52 PM
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Re: installing open office and avg

Hi, jeb3121,

Since it sounds like you're just starting out, I would suggest you check out the websites below. Their advice should point you in the right direction.

Installation (and Post-Installation) Guides

http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f15.html
Miranda, Mauriat. "Personal Fedora 15 Installation Guide."

http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfec...-15-i686-gnome
Timme, Falko. "The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 15 i686 (GNOME)."

Multimedia Codecs and Other "Extras"

http://www.dnmouse.org/autoten/
AutoPlus

GNOME 3-related Info

http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/CheatSheet
Gnome Shell Cheat Sheet

http://intgat.tigress.co.uk/rmy/extensions/index.html
GNOME Shell Frippery
(This will tweak the newly released Gnome 3 to behave more like the old Gnome 2. You might not be interested in this, since you don't have previous experience with Gnome -- and therefore have nothing to "unlearn").

Font Rendering Info

This is a highly subjective area and you might not want to tweak this, either. However, I've found that following the tips below has made the default Fedora fonts much easier to read for my middle-aged eyes ...

http://www.infinality.net/blog/subpi...-for-freetype/

http://www.infinality.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=77
"How to Make Your Fonts Look Awesome (i.e. how to enable it)."

Good Luck and HTH.
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Old 21st November 2011, 01:40 AM
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Re: installing open office and avg

Hi,

Thanks to all for responding.

Leigh, I tried yum groupinstall "Office Suite and Productivity" to be told:

Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
adobe-linux-i386 | 951 B 00:00
updates/metalink | 7.4 kB 00:00
updates | 4.7 kB 00:00
updates/primary_db | 4.4 MB 00:05
updates/group_gz | 430 kB 00:00
Setting up Group Process
Warning: Group Office Suite and Productivity does not exist.
No packages in any requested group available to install or update

Should I assume this was to install libreoffice?

I thought to use AVG since I've had no problems with it in the past and there seems to be a linux version. In my internet wanderings I've read that, while most viruses are written for windoze, there are some for apple and linux.

HMMSJan,

I have a number of wordperfect and quatropro files and I found that open office can access them. If libreoffice will open them and is similar to word I'll use it.

You mention Fedora offers the free ClamAV on-demand scanner. What does "on demand" mean(not to show my current level of expertise or anything like that <8~)?

kalwisti,

Thank you very much for the links. At this point I think the gui add software could be quickest but I already have changes I want to make. For example, better text legibility/size is definitely high on the list as is having the num lock on when opening fedora.

Again, thank you all for your help.

jeb3121
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Old 21st November 2011, 02:06 AM
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Re: installing open office and avg

The group name in F16 is now "Office/Productivity"

The command to see what would be installed doing a groupinstall of that group would be:
Code:
yum group info "Office/Productivity"
You may not want all that much stuff. You could simply do
Code:
yum install libreoffice
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Old 21st November 2011, 02:18 AM
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Re: installing open office and avg

It looks like a recent version of AVG's available in .rpm form here: http://free.avg.com/us-en/download.prd-alf.line-2012

Might be worth a download and then 'yum install *.rpm" (assuming it's the only .rpm where you've downloaded or moved it to, otherwise you'd have to use the exact name).
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Old 21st November 2011, 01:28 PM
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Solved - installing open office and avg

Hi All,

I have installed libreoffice which opens .wpd files and I found a workaround for .qpw files.

In addition I installed clamav which I assume will catch those (rare?) viruses written for linux.

Thanks yet again for the help.

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Old 21st November 2011, 01:39 PM
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Re: installing open office and avg

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What does "on demand" mean
It doesn't do any searching in the background, but searches for viruses when you tell it to.
I only use it to scan my windows drive, and also sometimes to make sure that I don't send further any files that are completely harmless to me but can be quite annoying to my windows-using friends.

Guis for clamav exist for both kde and gnome.
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Old 21st November 2011, 02:14 PM
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Re: installing open office and avg

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It doesn't do any searching in the background, but searches for viruses when you tell it to.
I only use it to scan my windows drive, and also sometimes to make sure that I don't send further any files that are completely harmless to me but can be quite annoying to my windows-using friends.

Guis for clamav exist for both kde and gnome.
Hi,

Thanks for your response; I assumed that was the meaning but wanted to be sure.

Where might I find the gnome gui? I'm sure this'll be my response to your answer:
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Old 21st November 2011, 02:54 PM
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Re: installing open office and avg

Code:
# yum install clamtk


Also make sure to read and understand the documentation (man pages, google, home page of clamav, etc..).
Only having installed the program won't help you much. You will need to get a fresh database and stuff.
But I think all that will follow quite naturally once the gui is installed.

And as others said.
Have no fear for virus.
You are in Linux now, you can relax.
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