Doubt about .PPT

Jelle de Jong jelledejong at
Tue Apr 22 12:14:38 UTC 2008

ivanv at wrote:
> Hi fellows,
> I'm using Ubuntu since about 3 years, especially Xubuntu due to it's  
> good performance in low profile PCs, I'm really good surprised with  
> those results. BTW I want to congratulate all of developer team for  
> Xubuntu, however my email is not for praise, I have a doubt about  
> recommended software.
> In my last "case of use" I'm trying to use only GTK software to  
> achieve the best performance (at least I think so), It's not matter of  
> "GTK's religion", the really thing is I'm trying keep in use a very  
> old laptop (only 64Mb of RAM). So far so good, I'm using Xubuntu and  
> everything is working fine (really fine !!!). In this case is really  
> impossible to use Gnome or KDE's based application and I tried it.
> My only problem is with powerpoint presentations. I've browsed a lot  
> in Internet without get anything really useful. Most of the people  
> only recommend OpenOffice and KOffice. Other recommend me to try using  
> pptHtml tool but it only accepts 95/97 formats and moreover only send  
> to stdout the text so its results are quite poor. Finally others use  
> pptview but it's not a native Linux program so I have to run it over  
> wine, so I don't think it'll be a good choice. Before trying with  
> pptview I want to try with other native solution so that's why I'm  
> here asking your opinions/experiences/recommendations. In the Xubuntu  
> Desktop Guide I found (under Finding the Right Program) useful  
> software recommendations  but none about presentations (porwepoint or  
> .PPT). Can you help me with some recommendation ??.
> Thanks a lot in advance
> ivan

Hi Ivan,

Learn Latex, there are good books out there, use Geany to write and edit 
it and use xpdf to present it. This is the best way to create 
professional presentations that work on every machine. (32> Mem)

Kind regards,


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