[SATLUG] Softmaker & Avast

Jose Leiva leivajose at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 01:50:10 CST 2011


you can fix Avast if you want to use it by editing the  /etc/init.d/rcs
file and adding the line "echo 128000000 >/proc/sys/kernel/shmmax" to it

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=57775.msg486945#msg486945

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 9:02 PM, mark <mark at kandm-solutions.com> wrote:

> The fact that it is proprietary ruins it for me, thats the problem with
> microsoft to begin with. I don't have any alignment issues with Open
> Office or Libre Office (I recently switched) if I'm using them. I have
> had issues with alignment opening Open Office documents with Microsoft
> Office. I usually deal with them by creating the file in Open Document
> format and then exporting it as a pdf. Since pdf files maintain their
> formatting and are widely used it resolves the formatting issues, at
> least for me.
>
> On Mon, 2011-01-31 at 14:06 -0800, Christopher Connell wrote:
> > Not attempting to make this an advertisement. I bought this program
> directly from them and it works pretty well.
> >
> > The German company Softmaker makes a office program that is on par with
> Microsoft office and doesn't have some of the alignment issues I've noticed
> in Open Office. They have a trial version on their site. I got the full
> version for $35 cause I'm a student. They also have a forum that tech
> support answers within a day or two with direct contact to their development
> team which I thought was neat.
> >
> > I also wanted to mention that I installed Avast just to see how it would
> run and it worked ok until I updated. I think their is something wrong with
> their software. The log file kicked back with:
> >
> > "12:30:50 PM: Deleted stale lock file
> '/home/chris/.avast/lockfile-chris'.
> > 12:30:53 PM: An error occured in avast! engine: Invalid argument"
> >
> > I just installed Clam AV. As I suspected no viruses. Thank God for Linux.
> :-D
> >
> > ps- Again not attempting to advertise for them, I have no affiliation
> just thought you guys would like to hear my review from an office program.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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