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Old 03-25-2014, 10:00 AM   #16
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mark_alfred,

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.
 
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:24 AM   #17
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mark_alfred,

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.
Probably should have started with Access all that time ago.
 
Old 03-25-2014, 04:06 PM   #18
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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.
I think the suggestion to running windows under virtualization in ubuntu might be a much better solution for you. Virtualbox and VMWare are taking leaps and bounds nowadays, and with the speed of cpu's and ram available, running 2, 3, or even 4 operating systems on the one desktop machine is not difficult task.
 
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Thanks for all the feedback, there is lots to sample and test.
 
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Worse comes to worse you could run windows on a virtual machine. Very commmon.

Not sure how far ReactOS has. It might support your apps fully.
 
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