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LinuxPlanet: CrossOver Office: The Killer App for the Linux Desktop?

Apr 01, 2002, 17:30 (29 Talkback[s])
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"The obvious difference between having CrossOver Office and not having it, is that you cannot run Microsoft Office or Lotus (for Windows) products on your Linux box natively. Instead, the best comparison to make with this product is between Linux with WINE or Linux without it. An answer to this question doesn't take long to find.

"In the WINE Application Database I find that Microsoft Office is not considered compatible with WINE in any version. Lotus Notes, another product supported by CrossOver Office 1.0.0, is compatible with WINE if you're looking at Lotus Notes versions 4.6a or 5--and it's version 5 that CrossOver Office can handle. So if it's Lotus Notes you're after, then you may not need something like CrossOver Office 1.0.0. Not everyone finds Lotus Notes 5 to work properly in WINE, however. Check out the comments in the WINE Application Database for more information..."

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