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IT Week: Suse Linux Office Desktop [Review]

Jan 21, 2003, 11:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Bailey)

"Suse's Linux Office Desktop combines Suse Linux 8.1 and extra utilities to ease migration from Windows to Linux. Office Desktop has an even easier install than 8.1 and has CodeWeavers CrossOver Office 1.3.1 software, which allows some apps designed for Windows to run with Linux. This currently supports a selection of Microsoft Office applications, as well as Lotus Notes Release 5.

"We would recommend Suse Linux Office Desktop for people who use only Microsoft Word and Excel, provided their PC hardware is fairly standard and not an exotic configuration requiring special drivers. Inexperienced users may require more support, and IT managers should consider using disk imaging systems such as Norton Ghost for deployment. PCs that can boot both Linux and Windows would provide a safety net, but this approach would not provide cost savings..."

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