Praise of sorts for Wine re Softmaker Office 2008

Zac Brown zac at
Wed Sep 10 06:58:30 CDT 2008

Dan Kegel wrote:
> has a review of an office suite named Softmaker Office 2008,
> available for Windows and now also Linux.  The review says in part
> "Irritiert hat uns, daß die Windows-Version von Office 2008, die
> von Stick gestartet werden kann, unter Wine besser, schneller
> und stabiler läuft, wie die native Office 2008 für Linux. Wer also
> die Windows-Version legal erworben hat, kann hier Geld sparen."
> ("It irritated us that the Windows version runs better on Wine
> than the native Linux version.  If you have the Windows version
> already, save your money and run it on Wine.")
> That's praise of sorts... although I hope it doesn't
> dissuade other vendors from doing native ports.
> - Dan

I noticed the same type of thing when I was playing with DVD Shrink a couple 
days ago. Ripping speed in DVD Shrink via Wine was significantly faster than on 
Windows. What usually is a 2.5 hour process was about 1.5-1.75 hour process.

I agree though, hopefully the software vendors will do native ports :).


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