gumby wrote:I am looking for an alternative word processorbecause Open Office Writer is slow and keeps crashing and AbiWord has the same problem it had when I used the Windows version -- it takes forever to open RTF files.
This application Lyx isn't really a word processor, it is instead a document processor (more akin to a DTP/Desk Top Publishing system) for Latex; a typesetting language.. You can install from source if you need the latest versionhttp://www.lyx.org/Download
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1. Source code
The sources of the current LyX release (version 1.6.3) can be found here (also in tar.bz2 format). If you don't know what source code is, see the article in Wikipedia.
--you will have to manage/deal with any issues due to software versions/dependencies during the install attempt..I haven't had any issues with OpenOffice writer..OpenOffice 3x installed by Linux Mint 7..
Yes the latest binary version has windows or MAC installers only..
--which is a little odd, since latex is a Linux/Unix style typesetting system..http://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/bin/1.6.3/
--do you see any advantage from version 1.6.1 to 1.6.3 (differences that matter..)
apt search lyx
p lyx - Document Processor
p lyx-common - Architecture-independent files for LyX
apt show lyx
State: not installed