LinuxWorld: The Latest and Greatest Ways to Run Windows Desktop Apps
May 23, 2003, 11:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)
"I discovered recently I cannot yet commit to being 100 percent
Microsoft free. When Evans Data contracted with me to do the Linux
developer survey report, they sent me a Microsoft Word document
with the statistics and graphs. None of the word processors I use
on Linux could import this document properly. I had to use
"Like it or not, this is going to remain a problem for the
foreseeable future, and may even get a lot worse if the open source
community cannot sufficiently penetrate the Microsoft Office
installed base with an alternative like OpenOffice.org.
"In the meantime, it is fairly easy to get Microsoft Word 97 and
Word 2000 to run under Linux. It is not as easy to get Office XP to
run under Linux, and complications will simply increase as
Microsoft releases new versions of Office..."