Office '97 test: installer good, app not usable
dank at kegel.com
Tue Mar 2 00:37:21 CST 2004
A friend wanted to borrow my old laptop while she's in the hospital,
so I scurried around and got wvdial and fvwm95 working on my
old 133MHz 48MB RAM, 1.1GB disk Redhat 6.2 laptop, then
built the latest Wine. Ran into two minor problems, but basically it built just fine.
Took all night, but hey, what do you expect for a 133MHz laptop?
Then the real test: Office '97.
The installer worked very, very well. Only flaw was some letters
were cut off on the right hand side of the pacifier dialogs during
install. This is the best I've seen it in the four or five years
I've been trying this.
Running Office was another matter. I only tested it a bit, but
there's a display problem: text is displayed invisible
in the main document pane on the same line you're editing.
If you refresh, everything's there.
Not terribly usable.
Sigh. I guess I'll dig up the copy of Crossover I bought for testing
a while ago. Wonder if that even works with such an old Linux, though...
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