[Wine] GTA:SA+ WIne-RC1 + Ubuntu 8.04[64bit] -> Unhdl. exce.

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Sun May 11 11:43:16 CDT 2008

On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 8:44 AM, chourmovs <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
>  I speak more about PES2008, bioshock, assassin creed
> or heavy directx hits ...
>  In fact my main ask is : why is it so important to concentrate effort
> on windows office witch has equivalent on linux environment????

I think the MS Office emphasis, such as it is, is because it's
a friggin' popular app.  If you look at the surveys, it's consistently
way high up.  e.g. http://wiki.winehq.org/LinuxApplicatonRequestSurvey
shows it in the top 5 (maybe even top 1 depending on how you count).

And you can see that Microsoft Office generates more search queries these days
than does Bioshock:


Sales figures probably bear this out, too.

OpenOffice may be a good substitute, but there is a world of people out there
in their tools.   I've run into it many times myself.  (And yes, these same
people happily accept Office 2007.  Go figure.  I think they just feel safe with
Microsoft.)   And I personally often find files that OpenOffice doesn't handle
properly.  (Yes, I've filed bugs for them, and they're slowly getting fixed.)

So that's the story.  It might not be pleasant for you, but I think
that's the way it is.
- Dan

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