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MS Office arrives on the Linux desktop [DesktopLinux.com]

Mar 27, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

LinuxDevices.com founder and executive editor Rick Lehrbaum reviews CodeWeavers' new CrossOver Office product, which automates the process of installing and running Windows software on Linux systems, using a simple point-and-click process. In an article at DesktopLinux.com, Lehrbaum writes . . .

“CodeWeavers' new CrossOver Office product delivers on the long-standing goal of the Wine project: making it easy for anyone to successfully install and run Windows software on Linux systems, using a simple point-and-click process. It works so well, and the Windows programs that it currently supports run so smoothly, that it makes me feel slightly guilty — as though I'm somehow cheating.”

“When I first defenestrated my desktop computer last May, I fully expected to face some level of hardship on an ongoing basis. And after nearly a year of using Linux exclusively as my desktop OS, I have become quite accustomed to a variety of application compromises on a daily basis. A sort of grin-and-bear-it situation . . .”

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