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MS Office with CrossOver more stable than under MS Windows ?

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'chris'
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MS Office with CrossOver more stable than under MS Windows ?

hi

I heard, MS Office applications with CrossOver should run more stable than under MS Windows ?
is it true ?

kind regards
chris
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: MS Office with CrossOver more stable than under MS Windows ?

Shalom Chris,

You may wish to explain what "with Crossover" means.

I have run the Microsoft Application Suite under wine (windows emulation) and on the native OS. I have found the applications themselves to be somewhat more stable under Windows.

I have however found the OS itself, Windows much less stable than Linux.

What muddies the judgement somewhat is that its sometimes hard to tell whether a failure is from the OS or application.

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Alexander Chuzhoy
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Re: MS Office with CrossOver more stable than under MS Windows ?

At the time I've installed MSoffice 2000 with CrossOver on my linux (redhat 8).
Hm, it was pretty stable.As for more stable-I don't think so...
Sung Oh
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Re: MS Office with CrossOver more stable than under MS Windows ?

Hi Chris,

Here is review regarding MS office Crossover
http://software.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/12/14/1716222&from=rss

http://linuxgazette.net/113/youngman.html

http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6153

Anyhow, I think the MS office application with CrossOver is very stable more then windows.

Regards,
Sung
dirk dierickx
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Re: MS Office with CrossOver more stable than under MS Windows ?

no, i don't believe it to be true. there are however some nice things about it. i used it for a long time with both lotus notes and outlook. the programs work, but there are some glitches here and there (nothing serious though, at least not for me).

the nice things are:
no reboots, yeeh! crossover will simulate a reboot for the windows environment, but your system just stays up.
bottles, which are nice, because you can now try out software in a bottle and not be afraid that it might ruin/mess up/destroy anything important (like your mails).
archives of bottles, so if your windows blows up anyway (it always will after a while, windows is windows and wine runs the software the same way so...) you can just restore the archive and done, no reinstall needed.

but the applications themself are not more stable in the pure sense of the word, no.
Alan_152
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Re: MS Office with CrossOver more stable than under MS Windows ?

I've heard some nice things about Crossover, but have yet to see it in a production environment. Most everybody I know runs openoffice. For those poor few that have to have Outlook, the solutions have been Outlook Web Access, Outlook running under Wine, or a 3rd party application.