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Old 12-31-2004, 12:45 PM   #1
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Office 2003 in Linux???


I tried to install office 2003 using crossover office in mandrake 10.1 but it told me to upgrade to a newer version of windows, but i don't have windows, i have linux, so now i have the idea to change the windows 98 current version information so that it identifies as windows xp or windows 2000. So...

Where is/are the registry key/keys that identify win98 as win98?

What are the settings for these in win xp / win 2000 and where are they located?

Will this work?

Where on earth does crossover office put all the files and stuff i install?

Where does wine store all the files that i install?

Thanks for any help
 
Old 12-31-2004, 04:06 PM   #2
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Where does wine store all the files that i install?
Where is/are the registry key/keys that identify win98 as win98?
Will this work?
I have no clue


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Where on earth does crossover office put all the files and stuff i install?
to find files use locate, type <updatedb>, then issue <locate {name of file here}> and you mite want to < | grep {more filenames here}>

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Where does wine store all the files I install
usually wine stores your C drive in ~/.wine
 
Old 12-31-2004, 04:26 PM   #3
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Well no time to find all this out

so its time for plan B - codename: Stupid Move

Thanks i needed the place where wine puts all its files, i'll have a look after i install it

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Old 12-31-2004, 04:32 PM   #4
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If you do know about any of the questions please tell me what to do because the chances of stupid move working are less than 0.00000000000000000001
 
Old 12-31-2004, 05:45 PM   #5
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That didnt work
 
Old 12-31-2004, 06:21 PM   #6
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Did you check Crossovers apps database? Office 2003 doesn't work yet, try XP or 2000.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 07:09 PM   #7
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wine stores the setting in ~/.wine/(some wine config file hope u can figure it out)
 
Old 12-31-2004, 07:59 PM   #8
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I know that it wont work but the whole point of this is to try and get it to work
 
Old 12-31-2004, 08:11 PM   #9
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Well when you try to install an unsupported app in cxoffice you can select a Windows version so maybe try selecting something newer than 98 there because by default wine pretends to be win98.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 08:55 PM   #10
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WHAT!!! i never saw that before, i'll try it now

Edit: thats what i meant to say

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Old 12-31-2004, 09:01 PM   #11
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Have you tried looking at the codeweavers site ?

They have lot's of info, and afterall it's one of their products.

I'm sort of lucky as my xover disc is one of the older versions and it's updated to the 3.01 version, which installed the Office 2k pro perfectly (well "clippy" doesn't work). so I can use all the app's OK.

regards

John
 
Old 12-31-2004, 09:14 PM   #12
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That didn't work it gave an error, so i came up with a new idea, what if i installed it on winxp, copied the files into wine's folder and added the info to the registry. Tried and failed, the windows xp registry looks like its encrypted, has anyone got a way to decrypt it.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 05:10 AM   #13
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On the codeweaver's website at http://www.codeweavers.com/site/comp.../name?app_id=6 they say this about Word 2003:

"This application currently does not install or run. We suggest you don't even try to use it until we have it labeled otherwise."

At http://crossover.codeweavers.com/pip...er/000028.html they mention possible future support for Office 2003 and say this::

"You'll be happy to know that we're already hard at work on 5.0, with Office 2003 support."

On an amusing note, on their website, I see that four people have pledged a total of $179.90 towards getting Word 2003 to work. Two people have pledged a total of $119.90 towards getting Access 2003 to work, one person has pledged $59.95 for Powerpoint 2003 and nothing has been pledged towards getting Excel 2003 to work. That should really motivate the Codeweavers people to work harder on the problem. Of course they do also get money from selling their product.

On my computer, Word 97, Excel 97 and Powerpoint 97 all run great with CrossOver Office under Linux but I have not tried to install Office 2003. I use the Excel 97 spreadsheet some but, for wordprocessing I mostly use OpenOffice Writer or sometimes Textmaker or Abiword. But even so, I hope that Microsoft Office 2003 will work when Codeweavers eventually comes out with CrossOver Office 5.0.

You had asked where things are. On my computer I installed the Loki installer version of CrossOver Office and as their instructions suggest, installed it while logged in as an ordinary user. When installed that way, CrossOver Office created two directories in my home folder. One is a hidden file and the other is not hidden. The hidden directory starts with a period and is called .cxoffice and can be seen by using the "ls -a" command. The "-a" parameter tells the ls command to show all hidden files and directories. In Linux anything that starts with a period is a hidden file or directory. The other file that is not hidden is called cxoffice. I can start programs such as winword and excel from where the executable programs are in the directory below (do not overlook the wavy tilde in front that represents my home directory):

~/cxoffice/bin/

I do not know very much about wine or CrossOver Office but, it looks like my fake windows C: drive can be found in either directory below (do not overlook either the tilde or the period):

~/.cxoffice/dotwine/fake_windows
~/.cxoffice/dotwine/dosdevices/c:

I do not really know too much about CrossOver Office or wine or where everything else gets installed but, that is where it seems to have put some of the Windows programs on my computer.

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Old 01-01-2005, 08:59 PM   #14
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Thanks
 
Old 01-02-2005, 04:49 AM   #15
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yeah try to install a different office , i installed office xp before and it worked

you could check out openoffice as its really a great office alternative
 
  


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