I just tried system-configuration-get open office and got:
GetOpenOffice requires a 'tex'-kernel.
i am using 184.108.40.206-pclos5, as no other kernel will run the wifi in my laptop.
I suppose I could run on another kernel, not have wifi until it is done installing, but then these would feel like windows hoops to jump.
I like to either be pointed to "explanation of and choice of kernel" tutorial, or maybe better: It will all be moot in 2010 final...
No big deal I have OO on other boxes.