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Old 03-24-2005, 04:54 AM   #1
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Firewall and Office


Hi, still very raw with Linux so be gentle with me! Do people use a firewall and if so what would you recomend? I've looked through the packages in the software manager but can't find one in there.

Also I prefer MS Office to Open Office, I guess the answer is probably no but is there an emulator or an application anywhere that I can use to run Office 2003 under Linux?
Thanks for any help
Paul
 
Old 03-24-2005, 05:16 AM   #2
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Hello!

For the firewall: in Mandrake Control Center you can choose to activate a firewall on your computer. If it is not already installed it will ask for install CD (or DVD) or get the package from a repository (depending on your urpmi-settings).

For using M$ office on a linux machine, take a look att Crossover office from CodeWeavers
 
Old 03-24-2005, 02:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for that, just what I was looking for.
 
Old 03-25-2005, 01:20 AM   #4
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I've checked out Crossover Office but unfortunately the only version it doesn't support is Office 2003, which as luck would have it is the version I have
Does anyone know of a similar application that does support 2003?
Thanks again
Paul
 
  


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