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Old 11-16-2004, 10:59 PM   #1
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office xp/2000 WITHOUT crossover

I am perfectly fine with openoffice and evolution (especially since now i got evolution connector 95% working)

but i am wondering if it is possible to install office 2k or office xp without crossover office.

i am trying to do this because we are going to pitch the idea of using thin clients at work with our old cruddy computers and it would really help if we were able to use office. why? because all our manuals and guides and whatnot use office in the examples.

so...any one know? we're using a modified fedora core 2 but i also have fc3 and a cable connection if any other suggestions.

any how-to's on getting office installed on either of these two distros?

Old 11-26-2004, 09:48 AM   #2
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Uh, no. Well you could use normal Wine but CrossOver basically *is* Wine. There is no way to run MS Office on Linux except via Wine.
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Does this mean that one can install MS Office on Linux using wine (One that is commonly available) and not CrossOver wine?
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yes, but it's not going to be fun. that's the point. crossover just had a LOT of extra work done on it to make a few apps work fine. you could probably tweak most of it yourself..... not likely though.


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