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Old 11-01-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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Ms office


An application I am porting from win64 to RHEL 64 has huge use of MS-Office (Word power point Excel).
We have 3/4 phases of porting with porting method being rewrite of WINAPI using Sysmtem calls/API of RHEL 64.
***Its not we discovered now we knew it since day 1.

Solution was on backburner I have did googled some ways I found are
1) LIBWINE or WINE: We don't want to use this as performance might effect. Not sure about WINE Performance.
2) Should I replace of OpenOffice: Issue here is OpenOffice is not fully compatible with MS-Office.

Question: If somebody did this please let me know how to solve the same?

Thanks in Advance,
Old 11-01-2012, 09:49 AM   #2
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Since you cannot run MS Office natively you will have to use Wine or another method (possibly Crossover by codeweavers which is commercial so there is a cost) to run the windows software. Not much of a way around that one.

As for OpenOffice or LibreOffice both have pretty good compatibility. Not sure how complex the tasks you are doing but it could be worth a go. Always better to use native apps whenn you can.

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