So I have *finally* received the 9 inch Dell mini that I had ordered over a month ago. The device pre-installed with Ubuntu was much more preferable, even though the release is a couple of versions old now.
Everything is great so far, but the first thing that i had to do was update the version of OpenOffice.org being used. Its not so much that I have any problems with version 2.4, but rather everything else I am using is version 3.0 or 3.1. I have seen several issues when opening and transferring an *.odt between varying versions of openoffice. Its never fun to lose or mess up formating.
Luckily for me, there were only a couple of dependencies that had to be resolved and the packages I lost, didn’t really impact me.
First off, I had to add the project that maintains the lastest OOo for Ubuntu. Either through the GUI or to /etc/apt/sources.list, add
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu hardy main
and then wget their key and import it. I panzied out and used the GUI to import it.
you next apt-get update, and should remove the following to packages, and all their dependencies.
aptitude remove openoffice.org-l10n-en-za openoffice.org-l10n-en-gb
at which point, you are clear to do an