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Old 01-04-2008, 08:35 AM   #1
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I am new to the Linux enviornment and would like to know if the Enterprise version of RedHat Linux will support the operation of an application developed with Microsoft's Visual Studio (specifically an ASP.NET 2.0 application) using Microsoft SQL Server 2005.

Also, can you run Windows Office in Linux environment?
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I believe you can do ASP.NET stuff with Mono, though I'm not sure how SQL Server stuff would work (unless you're just running a server on a Windows machine and connecting to it with ASP.NET).

Windows programs won't run natively under Linux. You'll be able to use Microsoft Office files with the office suite (or some other office software, e.g. KOffice). You can also get Windows software to run under Linux with software like Wine or CrossOver.
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OpenOffice is so good that I almost never run MS Office anymore. If I have to check to make sure something works, I keep Office2000 running on CrossOver. My employer is switching over to Office 2007---I dread what that will mean for the use of OpenOffice, etc.


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