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Old 02-04-2014, 12:58 PM   #1
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MS office with Linux Mint wine.


Hello,

I personally use Linux at home, it's my primary OS. At work we use MS office and one note. My boss had me to install Linux on my computer here and it worked great. It was a lot faster then MS.
Now here is the problem, the emails for Linux like claw mail, thunderbird etc, do not offer easy signature input like outlook. So I installed MS office using wine.
It opens fine but when I try setting up the account in outlook, it's blank with next button and it let's me finish without putting any info.
I click on tools and account settings and nothing. it will not open to configure the account.
Please help me with this. Is this a bug or what? I'm trying to convince my boss to use Linux on all the machines but with out these problems.
I'm running Linux Mint 16 xfce. Thank you.
 
Old 02-04-2014, 01:26 PM   #2
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Hello,

I personally use Linux at home, it's my primary OS. At work we use MS office and one note. My boss had me to install Linux on my computer here and it worked great. It was a lot faster then MS. Now here is the problem, the emails for Linux like claw mail, thunderbird etc, do not offer easy signature input like outlook. So I installed MS office using wine. It opens fine but when I try setting up the account in outlook, it's blank with next button and it let's me finish without putting any info. I click on tools and account settings and nothing. it will not open to configure the account.
Please help me with this. Is this a bug or what? I'm trying to convince my boss to use Linux on all the machines but with out these problems.
I'm running Linux Mint 16 xfce. Thank you.
If you're trying to convince your boss to go Linux, WHY are you using Microsoft products??? Use Linux options. Libreoffice replaces Microsoft office just fine. You have MANY mail options, like Evolution and Kmail that BOTH support signatures with no problems at all. Using Wine to run a Windows program is inefficient. Find a native Linux package that does what you want.

This is not a 'bug'..you're trying to use a piece of software written for one OS on another...the fact that it runs at ALL is amazing. The installer is rated as "garbage" on the WineHQ app database, and Outlook itself is either garbage or (old versions) as having some bugs.
 
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:50 PM   #3
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Thunderbird also supports signatures. I hope that link helps.

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Old 02-04-2014, 03:39 PM   #4
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I am so used to using Outlook and one note. I don't know if Linux apps can come close to these. If one does, please let me know. I tried different ones but nothing calculates automatically like one note.
I know that's a different subject all together, but I will keep trying to get something to work with this.
 
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I am so used to using Outlook and one note. I don't know if Linux apps can come close to these. If one does, please let me know. I tried different ones but nothing calculates automatically like one note.
I know that's a different subject all together, but I will keep trying to get something to work with this.
It's unlikely that anything does come close, especially if you want to collaborate with Outlook users. Outlook with its calendars and other functionality when linked to an exchange server is a big selling point for Windows. Unless you can exchange your Exchange servers for something open source and spend a lot of time working on the features you simply will not get anything like Outlook+Exchange.
 
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I am so used to using Outlook and one note. I don't know if Linux apps can come close to these. If one does, please let me know. I tried different ones but nothing calculates automatically like one note.
We already DID let you know. It doesn't matter what you're used to if you're migrating from one platform to another; learn something new. As said, Thunderbird, Kmail, and Evolution ALL support signatures, and pretty much ALL the same features as Outlook. And putting "are there linux alternatives to microsoft one note" into Google also pulls up LOTS of different programs. Did you try that?
http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/wha...lent-on-linux/
http://askubuntu.com/questions/19230...te-alternative
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/inde...t-1386750.html

Just saying "I'm used to xxx" isn't a good way to go. Actually LOOK at the program you're using now, and determine what FEATURES you use and like, then determine which program meets those needs.
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I know that's a different subject all together, but I will keep trying to get something to work with this.
You are wasting your time. Those programs are rated as 'garbage'..again, that means they either don't work AT ALL, or work VERY badly.
 
Old 02-04-2014, 11:47 PM   #7
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Howdy!

I'd try the Wine guys at their source! There is a forum there and also irq (if you're into it). As mentioned above, they do not seem to have what you want up and running, but there is a process theoretically to getting whatever software you want up and running on Wine, up to and including paying these guys to do it for you.

Might be worth it if it is for a business.

One thing about open source is that it is a different business model, and in all reality the software itself is not free. Someone, somewhere, has to sit down and write the code, and cracking the ever evolving Windows environment in real time as it pertains to all the software in the world is a pretty big project...
 
  


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