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Re: [SLE] CrossOver Office with SuSE Linux
  • From: Chad Whitten <dog@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 07:55:05 -0600
  • Message-id: <200203291355.g2TDt5b00755@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
i installed the cross-over plugin for office yesterday on suse 7.3 and then
installed office 2k. both went flawlessly. after about 15 minutes, i could
open word, excel, powerpoint, outlook (even tried the hahaha@xxxxxxxxxxx
virus and it worked) and internet explorer. opened access but it crashed
when i tried to create a new database. but the other apps would open up and
let me edit files, create new files, etc just like i was using a windows
machine. created icons on my desktop for word and excel (would never use
outlook for any reason nor would i use access) and all i have to do is click
the icon and bam Word opens - just as fast as it does on a windows box to i
might add.

I also installed adobe illustrator and if i can find a copy of quicken lying
around the office will try that.

I dont use office that much - usually just to open a word or excel document
that someone has emailed me, but that is a drag to do in staroffice (its a
pig) and although koffice is good at most things, occassionally you get
quirks with it as well, especially if you have to change the document and
save it and return it to the sender.

i for one would like to see ms office done away with - but thats just not
gonna happen anytime soon, so in the meantime, i will use crossover plugin
for office.

On Thursday 28 March 2002 05:42 pm, Ben Rosenberg wrote:
I'm on the CrossOver mailing list because I bought the first plugin
(which works great with SuSE)..I've seen about a 60/40 split on it
working..60 being it works.

If you read the Codeweavers website you will see that it works with
Office 97/2k only for now.

You all can get on the CrossOver mailing list at the website. It's maybe
10% of the traffic of the SLE and it has some great information on it.

* Luis Oliveira (lpoliveira@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) [020328 14:40]:
->And, does it run with Office XP Professional ?


"I've never been quarantined. But the more I look around the more I
think it might not be a bad thing." -JC

Chad Whitten
Network/Systems Administrator
neXband Communications

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