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and he's switching to Linux why ? if he can afford a licensed copy of MS Office then the cost of an OS is nothing..
If he's pirating MS Office, then using OpenOffice instead will relieve him of liability issues from pirating software.
Aside from that you could always look at Crossover Linux from Codeweavers a supported version of WINE that runs MS office and they will provide support for issues you may have..
The reason that he swithced to Linux in the first place, was he
was tired of getting malware,spyware,etc.But he installed ubuntu
with out my knowledge and when he realized that it wasn't as easy
as Windows. He turned to me for help and since I am a nice person(Most of the time). I want to help him and if I can get him to use it good then more people will use linux
So he is about to go and buy a copy of Crossover.
Thanks for the help
Last edited by theunixwizard; 06-25-2008 at 11:32 AM.
same problem here with Debian 4.. Office 2003 installed with wine-doors but fonts very ugly and strange...
(Please: no-talebans-of-free-software here.. I like OO and use it almost ever for my work, but there are situation when u have to work with others where u need MS Office.. it's called vendor lock-in, and it works)