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OfB.biz: Breaking Windows: CodeWeavers and NeTraverse Bring Office to Linux

May 31, 2002, 19:00 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy R. Butler)

[ Thanks to Timothy R. Butler for this link. ]

"Time and again, one of the most common excuses about moving to Linux is that it does not have Microsoft Office. Never mind that OpenOffice.org provides most everything one needs, people are use to Office, and are not interested in changing, thank-you very much.

"A few rumors over the years aside, there has never been much hope for a port of Office to Linux. Yet, what if one could make Office think it was in Windows and run it from Linux? That is exactly what two companies - Codeweavers and NeTraverse - have accomplished in two very different ways.

"CrossOver Office was release back in March, and I've had a copy for much of that time. Taking the queue from CrossOver Plug-in, CodeWeaver's WINE-based tool to make Windows Netscape Plug-ins work in Linux, CrossOver Office promises to make Microsoft Office integrate directly into your Linux desktop. Have they succeeded? In one word - 'absolutely...'"

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