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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)

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"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 well.'

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..."

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