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MS Office arrives on the Linux desktop [DesktopLinux.com]

Mar 27, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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LinuxDevices.com founder and executive editor Rick Lehrbaum reviews CodeWeavers' new CrossOver Office product, which automates the process of installing and running Windows software on Linux systems, using a simple point-and-click process. In an article at DesktopLinux.com, Lehrbaum writes . . .

“CodeWeavers' new CrossOver Office product delivers on the long-standing goal of the Wine project: making it easy for anyone to successfully install and run Windows software on Linux systems, using a simple point-and-click process. It works so well, and the Windows programs that it currently supports run so smoothly, that it makes me feel slightly guilty — as though I'm somehow cheating.”

“When I first defenestrated my desktop computer last May, I fully expected to face some level of hardship on an ongoing basis. And after nearly a year of using Linux exclusively as my desktop OS, I have become quite accustomed to a variety of application compromises on a daily basis. A sort of grin-and-bear-it situation . . .”

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