Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: June 12 2008,09:09
Why would you want to tie up your computer with several GB (I haven't counted it out) of stuff you may not even care to try? Either as a download or by effectively mirroring MyDSL? What's "small" about that?
You *can* wget everything from MyDSL and burn a DVD or two or three. Maybe Robert has a du for how much room is needed to mirror to give you an idea. It's easier to download as-needed or to try and then store whatever you decide you want to keep.
The Open Office versions in MyDSL work. That includes the 1.1 version which is half the size of 2.0+ while still having about 90% of the functionality. *All* versions of Open Office have security flaws, many of them quite serious. They just released 2.4.1 yesterday to patch a lot of stuff including a critical vulnerability (heap overflow) affecting all previous 2.0+ versions before 2.4.1.
The larger and more complex anything is, the more likely it will be to have problems.
I keep Open Office on a CD with other extensions and use it only as-needed. Mainly because of its size and insecurity but also because I find many smaller tools already in DSL or available elsewhere to be more than adequate for daily needs without clogging up my RAM like Open Office does.
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