If its not too late you might want to try crossover. I use crossover for
linux on my Ubuntu 9.04 desktop system.
Its a paid software which allows you to install Microsoft Products. I
currently have MS Office Professional installed though I only need to use MS
Excel, Word, Outlook.
Ofcourse you will need to spend on the Microsoft Office license too in
addition to buying crossover for linux.
On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 2:58 PM, Kevin Philp <lists at cybercolloids.net>wrote:
> Gareth 'bigbro' Eason wrote:
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>>>> On 09/03/10 14:52, Kevin Philp wrote:
>>>>>>> the future. I was going to set up Samba for the Windows users but I am
>>> now thinking I won't need to bother if Windows is going away. They are
>>> all techno-phobes and just want to type, email and make pretty
>>> presentations. I will need to integrate the laptops into the network one
>>> way or other over the next couple of months, the Mac may be an easier
>>> option - I am thinking of encouraging this Mac mania!
>>>>>>>>>> While I find OpenOffice 'Presentation' excellent, I find Keynote on
>> Mac makes the prettiest presentation for given amount of effort. It's
>> also a pleasure to present from, given any Mac laptop will understand
>> the concept of the laptop screen being different to the external display
>> (projector) and will give a presenter's screen on the internal display
>> showing the timing and the next slide - this is incredibly useful for
>> anyone giving presentations.
>>>> Re everything else, a Mac will do things roughly equivalently well
>> to a
>> (say) Linux laptop. I'm personally more productive for general work
>> tasks on Linux, but that's a feature of practice and experience rather
>> than Linux being innately faster or better in any way. If doing
>> multimedia, Mac is 'yer only man' (though Linux does a fine job on many
>> things now.)
>>>> For laptops that just work, it's hard to beat an Apple. And you can
>> always run Linux either natively or in a VM on a Macbook :)
>>>> Best regards,
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>>>>> Thanks for all the comments. We will try the Mac and see how it goes.
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