Framed as a guide to getting help in StarOffice, this article
serves to provide a decent enough template for any number of Linux
support needs the new user might have with any number of
"There comes a time in every computer user's life when
things don't work the way they're supposed to. OK, maybe that time
comes several times a day, but it always will come. In the Windows
world, you often just learn to live with problems. Linux users have
both the ability to find out what's going on under the hood of
their programs, and the will to fix problems themselves.
The Linux community is well-known as the finest technical
support staff on the planet, and it's free, but where does a newbie
go to find the Linux community? It's not hard, but knowing how to
go about it is the best way to connect, and solve your
This HOWTO will give you the steps to follow to resolve many of
your Linux desktop problems. Because StarOffice, Sun Microsystems'
open-source office suite, is a program that just about every Linux
desktop user will encounter, we'll use it as an example. You should
find that following these steps will help for many other programs
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