Making LibreOffice Load Instantly

  • S04E51
  • September 13, 2011

Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd demonstrate an easy way to make LibreOffice (and OpenOffice) load instantly on your computer, effectively improving the perceived speed of your computer.

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While Robbie called it an "80's reference", Hammer's Too Legit To Quit was in fact released in 1991.
This episode is sponsored in part by: Eco Alkaline Batteries, Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • #Cat5tv Tweets of the Week
  • Viewer Points: Congratulations to dman810 and chrisreich for understanding Robbie's joke. Just for getting it, they received 50 viewer points.
  • Viewer Testimonials
  • Viewer Question: Which Linux distro would you recommend to work with an HP Plotter?
  • Win a year supply of free batteries from Category5.TV and Eco Alkalines.
  • Express unbelief surrounding areas of the Western world that still have no high-speed Internet.
  • The Category5 Costume Store is open for Halloween with the best selection on costumes for adults and kids.
  • Viewer Comment: I found a link to, which has not only the installer for the GNU Image Manipulation Program, but also some handy help files.
  • Using Sinc interpolation on the GIMP to improve re-sizing quality.
  • Viewer Comment: I was watching Torchwood and there was an actor who looked very much like Robbie Ferguson. Do you think he resembles you?
  • Viewer Question: I understand how magnetic and optical storage media works, but I don't see how a USB drive can hold data without a battery or power. How do USB flash drives hold their data even if the drive is not used for an extended time?
  • Viewer Question: How do I get Ubuntu to show me what it's loading on boot?
  • Editing your GRUB configuration in Ubuntu Linux (or any Linux distro using GRUB bootloader). Robbie's version is 1.99~rc1-13.
  • Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Concerns over space junk.
  • Viewer Comment: Give the UARS Satellite space junk to Category5 TV.
  • Viewer Question: I'm running Linux Mint 11, and just purchased a Pogoplug on Ebay. I got the Pogoplug tar.gz file, but how do I install this?
  • Viewer Comment: Canadians seem so likeable.
  • Viewer Comment: You should make pogoplugfs executable.{code}chmod +x pogoplugfs{/code}
  • Feature: Making LibreOffice (and OpenOffice) open incredibly fast, improving the perceived speed of your system.
  • Turning on LibreOffice systray Quickstart.
  • Viewer Question: Has anyone got the FlyTouch3 Android tablet yet?
  • I like the tutorial you did on OpenShot, but I favor Kdenlive. Could you do a review of Kdenlive sometime?
  • Viewer Comment: Last week Hillary guessed that people in Israel speak Israeli. Israeli people in fact speak Hebrew, although there are several other languages, including Arabic, spoken there. [Grover Video]. The Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah begins on the evening of September 28th, and this begins the Jewish New Year, the Birthday of the World. Rather than risk one of you trying to pronounce the traditional seasonal wishes, I will express them to you and the entire community in English. May you immediately be inscribed and sealed for a Good Year. Shalom.

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