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Old 10-23-2014, 11:19 PM   #1
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Any legal way to install Microsoft Work 7 in lubuntu?


Any legal way to install Microsoft Work 7 in lubuntu?
 
Old 10-23-2014, 11:47 PM   #2
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Sure

As long as you have a legal copy.
 
Old 10-23-2014, 11:59 PM   #3
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not sure what the benefit would be. somebody sent me a contract in the old ms works format so i had to open it in open-office and re-send it to them in odf and pdf.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 07:47 AM   #4
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Sure

As long as you have a legal copy.
The link is for Microsoft Office. Microsoft Works is older and not the same program suite.

To the OP: You would have to use Wine to run it and according to the Wine AppDB Microsoft Works 7 is rate as garbage which indicates it will not run correctly. The evaluation was done with an earlier version of Wine so maybe in the newer version there may be more success. But, Works 7 is old, I believe version 7 is from 2007 or so and as such there may be less support for it with all the newer office suites available.

You may wish to take a look at LibreOffice which is found in the Lubuntu software center. I would recommend you give it a try. What are you mostly interested in it for, the Word Processor, Spreadsheet? There are many Linux alternatives available.

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Old 10-24-2014, 10:15 AM   #5
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I made my own checkbook program using Microsoft Works database. That why I was asking.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 10:28 AM   #6
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i can open *.wps files with libre-office but i am unfamiliar with any ms-works database file. i would experiment with open/libre-office. then try ms-works using wine. if not i would bite-the-bullet and either buy a version of windows to duel-boot or run in a vm or re-write your program using something thats not dependent on old proprietary software (i hope that doesnt sound condescending but it is the reality of the situation).

sincerely good luck.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 12:57 PM   #7
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I made my own checkbook program using Microsoft Works database. That why I was asking.
Try opening the database with LibreOffice Base and see what goes. If you use a copy there is no danger to your data.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 04:05 PM   #8
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If simple enough, dosbox.

Could try ReactOS maybe.

As above import (export) into Openoffice or other linux native database.

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Old 10-24-2014, 04:22 PM   #9
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not sure what the benefit would be. somebody sent me a contract in the old ms works format so i had to open it in open-office and re-send it to them in odf and pdf.
You don't have to install msworks, you can go i.to Options>>Save & Load & set it to save in any msformat.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 11:24 PM   #10
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For the record, I am dual booting with Windows 7 & lubuntu.

I am not the typical Linux user. I intentionally installed the 32 bit version of lubuntu on a 64 bit computer, the reason is so I could run 16 bit windows programs on Linux using the 32 bit version of Wine. Wine developers are developing a wine 64 that will run 32 bit 16 bit and maybe even 8 bit programs that will work not just on Linux but on windows, Mac, BSD, etc...



Another Reason for the 32 bit install some of the 64 bit Linux distro wouldn't even install on my system.


I will try the install the one of office programs and see if that works but they may not work according to google search.
 
  


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