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Old 09-03-2005, 11:33 PM   #1
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Windows emulator


Hi, i am a student who needs media-player but hates microsoft. Is there any way to run windows media player and or Citrix on Ubuntu? I need to access microsoft office from citrix as well as my school email. Any suggestions? Thanks
 
Old 09-04-2005, 01:19 AM   #2
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1. Whenever you feel you "need" proprietary apps, just think what you need to acheive with them. You'll find there is an open source app which is as good or better in some important way.

1.1 WPM - needed to play and organise multi-media. OS alt = Totem-xine, RealPlayer, MPlayer. MPlayer is recommended though totem-xine is closer to WMP (incl. a great visualisation) and has support for DVD menues. I think it's possible to apt-get install mplayer, but you are better to install from source. (See the fedora instructions from www.mjmwired.net - works for everyone else too.)

1.2 Citrix: is available for linux - get the client from www.citrix.com download page.

1.3 MS Office: unless you need to use loads of macros, try Open Office or one of the alternatives. Ubuntu comes with OOo. And, yes, OOo will read and write MS document formats.

Now for your actual question:

2. Windows emulation is done via win4lin - spotty, but I've seen it run MS Office apps fine.

3. WINE (= WINE Is Not and Emulator) is better. Has support for MS Office 2000 last I looked and the $$ spinoff, Crossover Office, rune office 2003 (I think). You must have the MS software as well.

Recommend Wine over everything else if you must use MS software. Strongly recommend looking for open source alternatives.
 
Old 09-04-2005, 05:23 AM   #3
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I personally use crossover office to install MS Office on Linux... works quite well...........but Ive already had installed MS Office 2000 succesfullly on WINE alone...
 
Old 09-04-2005, 06:55 AM   #4
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Crossover Office, rune office 2003 (I think). You must have the MS software as well.
the current version of Crossover Office supports office 2000

office 2003 will be supported in the upcoming version (5.0)


"Version 5.0 of CrossOver Office, to be released in September, will include Linux support for Microsoft Office 2003 "

http://www.codeweavers.com/about/gen...s/?id=20050809
 
Old 09-04-2005, 03:00 PM   #5
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crossover currently supports OfficeXP ( versions 4.2 and 4.1)
 
Old 09-05-2005, 02:49 PM   #6
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Hi, thanks for all your help. I got the citrix client for linuxx and now i can run all my citrix apps INCLUDING ms office no problem. And lastly i will try the suggestions about WMP,
 
Old 09-06-2005, 03:29 AM   #7
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let us know how you get on
 
Old 09-12-2005, 08:59 PM   #8
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Has anyone ever hear of online expert? It is training software that i use for my A+ course and study materials. I can login, but will not work with out WMP and MS java machine. Any ideas? Every thing else is great and I thank everyone for their help.

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Old 09-13-2005, 12:12 AM   #9
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real player and mplayer will play windows media format (wmp) files.
java is platform independant - just install one of the linux ones from sun-java.

Sometimes courses will specify a platform or a platform dependent frontend so they can give uniformity of service ... they use it so they are confident they can troubleshoot you on it. It also allows them to issue exact instructions for a specific frontend without having to explain them: a bad thing in an educator.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 10:34 PM   #10
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open office does everything that office xp does with some minor things but if i remember right like the to use the power point to make a slide show linux has some projects similar to them
 
Old 09-15-2005, 02:39 AM   #11
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Open Office Impress will display Power Point shows and also create them. Also you can use a package called PDFScreen in LaTeX to create truly stunning PDF shows.
 
Old 01-09-2006, 07:04 PM   #12
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Hi!

I installed Citrix Client for linux on Ubuntu 5.10 but I get "glibc detected" error, any ideas ehy this could be happening?

Thanks and BR
 
Old 01-10-2006, 04:19 AM   #13
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boxerboy: OO also can make and run power point presentations.

fsalaman: please past the exact error and method of installation. Thank you.
 
Old 01-11-2006, 12:54 AM   #14
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Thanks Simon

fsalaman@nicte:~/Java$ /usr/lib/ICAClient/wfica launch.ica
*** glibc detected *** free(): invalid pointer: 0xb7d8a900 ***

I get to see the Citrix Metaframe logo, the Windows 2003 "Applying settings" window, a command prompt and then it dies with these error msg.

Any ideas?
 
Old 01-11-2006, 01:37 AM   #15
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Boc_Mage: yet another bogus course aye? The sun-java system should work. Java is supposed to be platform independant. That's the whole point.

wma support comes with mplayer.

However - to get proper advise on this, you really need to tell us more about this course and this software. can you point us to a web page which explains what these things are?

fsalaman: the error seems to be that free() in the source code contains an invalid pointer. glibc was correctly detected so that part seems fine.

Do you get this error in installation, or when you try to use it?

Have you seen:
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-17979.html (citrix 8)
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-85398.html (citrix 9)
 
  


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