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MS windows applications on LINUX

 
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MS windows applications on LINUX

Hi! all

I want to run windows appplications such as MS office on LINUX. Is it possible ? if yes please guide.

Thanks in advance
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Re: MS windows applications on LINUX

There is "wine" application (windows emulator) that can run MS application on linux. I heard that urrent version can run MS Office.

More info you can find here:
http://www.winehq.com/


Regards,
alex
I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. (M. Twain)
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Re: MS windows applications on LINUX

you can install MSoffice under linux
see here:
http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxoffice/


this application isn't free,but you can download the trial and see how it works.
Regards.
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Re: MS windows applications on LINUX

another application is VMWARE, i guess this is not free
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Re: MS windows applications on LINUX

OpenOffice is available on most linux installation CDs these days....

http://www.openoffice.org/

Dwyane
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Re: MS windows applications on LINUX

Hi Shyam,

listed accroding to capabilities

vmware - XP,w200,ME,98/95, but not free
qemu - open, similar to vmware

win4lin - also good,but also not free, (w2000,98/95)

wine - not so bad, free

if you want only MS Office, try OpenOffice, good enough

rgds Jan
GSM, Intelligent Networks, UNIX
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Re: MS windows applications on LINUX

please remember that linux and windows are two different things. You can't run linux applications on windows either, or mac software on solaris or hpux on windows etc.
don't install linux if you only intend to run windows applications (using wine or whatever).
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Re: MS windows applications on LINUX

You can also partition and dual boot your machine.

If you had a native Windows NTFS parition it can be read by Suse Linux, and all Linuxes can read and write to FAT32 paritions. There are also third party NTFS drivers that enable you to write to NTFS.

I don't know of a Windows utility that can write to Linux filesystems, but I'm sure that sharing data via a FAT partition should be enough.

This solution is free (assuming you already have a copy of Windows) and gives you the best of both worlds.
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Re: MS windows applications on LINUX

For me, it simply works better to use MS apps on MS Windows and *nix apps on *nix distros.

Are you using MS Office because the work you do requires it?

For instance, I use MS Word for schoolwork because my instructors will only accept the .doc format.

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Re: MS windows applications on LINUX

thanks all