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Want Office on your Linux system???

By SuperCheetah
Mar 27, 2002
  1. Here is a neat program that allows Linux users to use Microsoft's Office on their machine.

    Post back on what you guys think of this....:)
     
  2. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 672

    I just noticed this article as well :D But I've also noticed this little gem at ArsTechnica:

    It's an office suite originally for BeOS. The new version supports Linux and Windows as well. It looks rather sleek and has a small memory footprint (that's what the article says) ;)
     
  3. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 709

    Yeah, I saw that one earlier. Glad we got the two in the same post!!! Great little programs in my opinion.
     
  4. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 672

    Agreed! With these 2 products out, hopefully StarOffice won't be ignored. Have you tried OpenOffice lately?
     
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Red Hat exec tussles over MSOffice for Linux

    source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/24584.html
     
  6. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 672

    Gee.. For a CTO, he's rather blur and indecisive. That would work *wonders* for investor relationships.

    Anyway, bidding for MS Office on Linux? Thanks, but no thanks.
     
  7. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 980

  8. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 709

    lokem, I can't say I've tried OpenOffice. I'm only a newbie with Linux and very inexperienced. I'll have to look around and read up on it. :)
     
  9. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 672

    In that case, you really should give OpenOffice a try ;) I've tried StarOffice 6.0 beta and I love it. Haven't had time to d/l OpenOffice yet though, but they're rather similar. Will let you know how it goes if I get the time to d/l it.
     
  10. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    I've used OpenOffice for a long time, I don't remember which build it was back then. In addition, I also have StarOffice 6.0 beta - Sun mailed me that a patch is available which moves the expiration date to June. The final version should be available in May, they say. Gobe Productive is excellent, too, I have 2.0 for BeOS.
     
  11. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    I haven't tried Star Office 6.0 beta yet, but I am guessing when its out of beta Ximian will incorporate it into their updates, since 5.2 is already a part......

    I hear it is a lot better....
     
  12. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    It is, IMHO, I didn't like that "desktop" style 5.2 had.
     
  13. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 672

    Agreed, that made the entire interface look very "heavy" and messy.

    The main reason why I didn't use OpenOffice last time was because they didn't support printing! The most basic thing a word processor must do, they didn't implement. No doubt that was quite some time ago; I'm sure they would have added that functionality already by now since they're already at version 1.0 (build 641C)
     
  14. just1n

    just1n TS Rookie

    ms office on linux?

    i'll stick with a clay tablet if ms office makes its way into the linux world ;)

    -j
     
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