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Old 08-19-2008, 06:57 PM   #1
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running/using ms apps


I am new to linux and have got fedora9 running dual boot with xp which i need for work. I would like scrap xp but i need to fix a few issues first. Is there any way to use ms mmc's like ad users and computers under linux? also i/we use visio2003 a lot for all our network diagrams, is there an alternative on linux. My last one is IBM Lotus notes 8.0.1 i have the native client but cant get it to work. IBM site is crap and i cant fine any answers. Anyone else used it?

Thanks in advance

Lee
 
Old 08-19-2008, 07:05 PM   #2
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Hi ltodd2,

You can always have a look at 'wine' to try and run your windows apps but I wouldn't put too much hope in it.

A simpler way might be to run your windows app from a virtual machime. You could install windows on a free 'VMWare Server'.

I have no idea about Lotus though.

Hope this helps a bit.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 05:14 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply

I have tried wine. I have notes 7 running in it and its ok but has issues. MMC no go. wine wont play with msi's I have the vmware option using the beta of workstation which gives the same type of features as vmware fusion for the mac but the image is 10G already.

I can get by with vmware, rdp and vnc to servers but I could do with notes installed native.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 05:46 AM   #4
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What does MMC do? Is that a tool to add/remove users? Is there more to that?
 
Old 08-20-2008, 07:11 AM   #5
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MMC is the microsoft managment console. It has loads on snapins like ad users and computer, dns, dhcp policys etc

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What does MMC do? Is that a tool to add/remove users? Is there more to that?
 
Old 08-20-2008, 07:30 AM   #6
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you will also find that some websites still check to make sure you are using IE so you will need a way to have that available to you. like the other guy said I think that the best way is a virtual pc such as vmware..
 
Old 08-20-2008, 07:33 AM   #7
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I'm sorry, but I don't get it. What 'ad' mean? Do you mean like in ADministration?
Is that something like the MCC (Mandriva Control Center)?

Anyway, alternatives to visio are:
kvio: http://www.koffice.org/kivio/
Dia: http://live.gnome.org/Dia/
OODraw
 
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you will also find that some websites still check to make sure you are using IE so you will need a way to have that available to you. like the other guy said I think that the best way is a virtual pc such as vmware..
I don't know of a single one, but I'm sure there are still some... I'm not sure if it is that a big annoyance for many people, as those sites are rare enough, in my opinion, to be ignored.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 08:27 AM   #9
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Also look at Crossover (http://codeweavers.com). This is the commercial port of Wine.

With respect to something like MMC, it seems that many of those functions would be well-covered in Linux tools.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 08:35 AM   #10
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IE can be fixed using ie4linux. I think the mmc part is a no go. I have the vmware option and an image but wanted to try and stay away from windows as much as possible.

Thanks anyway

Lee
 
Old 08-20-2008, 01:31 PM   #11
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I am positive that you can administer users, computers, dns and dhcp policy on Fedora 9, in a very fine way and very easily. I doubt there are better tools for that on Windows. It requires relearning, but I am quite sure that everything you can do on MMC can be done on Fedora and much more. I would be very surprised to learn that something can be better administered on Windows.
 
  


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