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Old 02-19-2005, 02:46 PM   #1
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Microsoft Project


what support is there for microsoft project under linux (SuSE).

Will i be able to get it to run? Wine? Has anyone else had any success with this?

Cheers for anyhelp i recieve
 
Old 02-19-2005, 03:02 PM   #2
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if you're really serious about using it under linux, you'll be best off biting the bullet and paying out for crossover office, http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxoffice which supports Project just fine.
 
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ive had a look at MrProject for gnome but that doesnt support M$ Project files.

Do you know where i can get a free trial of CrossOver Office?

will wine work?
 
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afaik there is no free trial... $40 doesn't really seem to deserve a trial...

wine might work, it might not. i would expect you could get somethign that was usable, but i wouldn't expect it to be perfect at all, and would probably take a deal of tweaking to get going. you can probably find some wine tips for it at "franks corner" (hit google...) which is about getting wine going.
 
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u think i can pay in (pounds sterlin) as i live in the united kingdom? Will i need to buy each subsiquent version or will i be able to upgrade for free?
 
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you can still pay $40 on card, that'll just hit about 23. Personally i have no need / interest in crossover, so don't know much about the licensing side at all. i think it's a one off payment for ever, but i don't know really...

i'm from coventry and on holiday in boston at the moment... i just pay for everything on my barclaycard...
 
Old 02-19-2005, 06:36 PM   #7
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Yes .. there is free 30 day trial available.

Check out the compatability on the codeweaver site .. They are only big on Excel/Word/PP .. others are very spotty .

I never thought it was worth $40 .. but that's what they want .. and they won't get mine :-))
 
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i think what i should do is try it for the trial, if im happy with it then i will obviosly purchase.

all i really need it for is Microsoft Project, but if i get it i may aswell use it for photoshop aswell.

also if i did purchase this do you think i would be able to put it on 2 computers that i own, my laptop and my desktop? i will only ever use one computer at any1 time. You think there is any sort of prevention to stop me doing this?
 
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i just read the homepage, and it says that cxoffice is licensed per copy. if you have two machines, then you will have 2 copies. While there will be no mechanism for checking reuse of codes etc... we can not advocate such actions here.
 
  


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