Originally Posted by bluemobile
It's complicated, but everything I do ultimately centers on VBA Macro coding, my process "logic" has taken years of work to reach various seamless non stop 24/7 real time dynamic web queries and calculations.
This also includes tweaking XP to have minimal background process interference.
80% of my time was wasted dealing with MS's OS BullsHt.
I'm not going through that learn curve again with MS's newest invasion of my time.
May as well put the learn curve time to a Linux based OS now that it can utilize Excel with the WINES and the POLS etc.
If and when the day comes that Open Office can convert every nook and cranny of VBA code to it's own, then perhaps I'll switch over as well.
But last time I tried web query and some other things with Open Office, it did not work the way I needed it to.
we are always beholden to the tools we have available to us. i guess it is worth a shot to try it with wine
but it will probably not run or if you are lucky it will run very buggy because microsoft doesnt design microsoft office for any linux distribution. as mentioned there are a few office productivity suites for most distros but unfortunately they dont handle any ms specific functionalty very well (the same way that ms-office doesnt handle other office suites specific functionality well).
maybe you can purchase a copy of windows and ms-office and duel boot or run it in a virtual machine. you can try learning open-office macros but you mite get more mileage from learning bash script/perl/python/c.