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Poor student

Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:29 am

I am a starving philosophy student using pi2 and a chromebook as my primary computer/s.

I need to read and analyze texts in utf8 (plain text) and copy and paste them to a word processor where I can take notes.

Chromebook's software is hopeless. I am slowly learning cli, but I don't want to add another layer of complexity to my studies by forcing myself to use tools with which I am not yet competent.

Can anyone make suggestions for software that will run comfortably on the pi2?


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Re: Poor student

Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:54 am

LibreOffice runs okay.

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Re: Poor student

Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:05 am

Leafpad supports UTF-8 and is a very lightweight plain text editor included with Raspbian. Gedit and Pluma also run well on the Pi 2 as more advanced text editors.

For a full word processor I second LibreOffice Writer. There is also Abiword available.

As a philosophy student you might also be interested in my philosophical Raspberry Pi app here.

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