If you tried out Knoppix using our first Linux
guide you'll be already familiar with Open Office. You'll also be
pleased to find that it loads a whole lot faster in SUSE than it did in
Knoppix. This is because the data is now being loaded from your hard disk
and not streamed from the CD as it was in that 'live' version of Linux.
We're not going to spend any more time with Open Office here, except to say that
it's a full-featured office software suite, and it's free... What more could you
Email services are provided by the Kmail client. Its interface should
seem instantly familiar if you've used Outlook Express, Outlook or Eudora in the
past five years.
To create your mail account and add information, go to the 'settings' menu
and choose 'configure Kmail.' The process of setting up your account and
entering server information is straightforward.
The GIMP 2.0 graphic/photo manipulation program is available for these
chores, just as it was in Knoppix.
We hope you've enjoyed this second part of our guide to
the Linux operating system. Next installment, we're going to explore adding new
programs to Linux, making your existing Windows programs work within the Linux
operating system, and lots more... Stay tuned to PCSTATS!
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