Office (2K) options on Linux

John Robson john.robson.remove. at
Mon Aug 27 13:06:06 CDT 2001

Have you tried either of the PC emulators you mention? - Which would you

Since emulation seems to be the way to go for me atm

John Robson
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<thp at> wrote in message news:9me00g$54r$1 at
> John Robson <john.robson.remove. at> wrote:
> : I am just starting to migrate towards Linux (RedHat 7.1 Burned and
> : trial install on another machine went well).
> : However I do alot of work for other companies on Office
> : (EspeciallyExcel) (generally 2K) and would like to be able to do so
> : without rebooting.  AFAICT I have a few options.
> : One is to have a dedicated windows box and use a program such as VNC
> : Exceed to view it (I don't like this Idea as it gets expensive)
> : Another is to use WINE (Hence I post here).  Having been through a
> : number of posts (both current and archived on google) I can not work
> : whether this is going to be easy.
> : The final one is to use something like VMWare.  Again I have no Idea
> : easy this would be.
> To get MS Office functionality under Linux, there are four options:
>  1) Use Office work-alikes, e.g., StarOffice.  [Not currently
>     for collaborative document development.]
>  2) Use a Windows emulator, namely WINE.  [Not ready to run Office in
>     a production mode, and won't be any time soon.]
>  3) Use a PC emulator, e.g., VMware or Win4Lin.  [Acceptable for most
>     purposes.]
>  4) Run Office on a remote Windows or Mac system, e.g., via VNC,
>     Win2K TSE, etc.  [???]
> It would be helpful if there were a FAQ and/or newsgroup that covered
> general topic, since a lot of people face the same problem.
> Tom Payne

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