Gareth 'bigbro' Eason wrote:
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>> On 17/03/10 16:13, Walter Faleiro wrote:
>>> Hi Kevin,
>> 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.
>> IME Crossover is extremely limited. While it now works with Office
> 2007, it does not support Project 2007 or Visio 2007 properly. Neither
> does it support features such as the 'property' dialogues and various
> other advanced (and not so advanced) features of Word 2007. These are
> the limitations I've found in Crossover - I don't use a lot of Excel,
> Access or Powerpoint, so it's entirely possible there are further
> shortcomings regarding those applications.
>> This is not intended to be a rant about Crossover - it frustrates me
> that to use an application I need, I have to fork out for an operating
> system I don't want - but in practice unless you are willing to put up
> with features not working Crossover just doesn't cut it at the moment
> for me. It might for you though - and demos are available.
>> Virtualisation solutions like VirtualBox or vmware allow the use of
> things like Office 2007 (on Windows) on a Linux machine.
>> Best regards,
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>We didn't go for Crossover because on their own website they rate
MS-Office 2007 bronze -
"Bronze applications generally have enough bugs that we recommend that
our customers use them with caution."
- and that doesn't sound good for use in an office with non-computer
people trying to use it.
We are going to try the Mac.
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