2003 Jun 18 3:23 PM

New OpenOffice; StarOffice Going Away

I've installed version 1.0.3.1 of OpenOffice on the department's server. If you're already an OpenOffice user, you'll find that starting one of its programs will cause the installer to start. You'll need to go through the same steps you went through when you first installed OpenOffice -- for a refresher, be sure to check our OpenOffice installation page.

Meanwhile, I'm working on cleaning up some older software. OpenOffice is an improved version of StarOffice, which we currently have installed, so StarOffice is on the chopping block. If you use StarOffice (soffice) and haven't installed OpenOffice, please install OpenOffice and use that instead. I will be removing StarOffice at the end of June.


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2003 Jun 14 12:00 PM

Memory Upgrades for SciCompLab

We have doubled the RAM in the OptiPlex GX400 and Precision Workstation machines in the Scientific Computing Lab to 512 MB each. The increase should give users a bit more headroom for large computational jobs, and might also make some other things a bit more zippy.


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