LinuxPlanet: CrossOver Office's Microsoft Office Support is Not a Problem
May 15, 2003, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
"CodeWeavers' CrossOver Office 2.0 now enables Linux users to
run Microsoft Office from 97 to XP and Visio on most Linux
distributions. Just don't expect Microsoft to help you though if
you run into trouble. CodeWeavers, on the other hand, will be more
than happy to help.
"As reported in an article in ZDNet Australia, Tony Wilkinson,
product manager for Office at Microsoft Australia, said that
Microsoft would only help 'customers running Office XP on Linux
platforms using intermediary software if they can prove that the
glitches they experience occur on the Windows platform as
Jeremy White, founder and CEO of CodeWeavers, doesn't have a
problem with that. 'While I don't expect Microsoft to repeat that
comment, it's not an unsupportable position,' White said..."