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Which is better of the two?

OpenOffice
10 (52.6%)
Microsoft
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Offline Black3agl3

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Re: OpenOffice.org vs Microsoft
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2009, 03:47:49 PM »
Does Microsoft office work on linux?

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Re: OpenOffice.org vs Microsoft
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2009, 03:55:40 PM »
Does Microsoft office work on linux?

I think MS Office 2003 works with WINE, I'm not sure about Office 2007.
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Re: OpenOffice.org vs Microsoft
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2009, 04:09:29 PM »
I use SoftMaker Office 2006 http://www.softmakeroffice.com/ small and can be made to use on a USB drive. Works well.
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Re: OpenOffice.org vs Microsoft
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2009, 05:48:51 PM »
I use SoftMaker Office 2006 http://www.softmakeroffice.com/ small and can be made to use on a USB drive. Works well.
Does that software work on linux?

I think MS Office 2003 works with WINE, I'm not sure about Office 2007.
how do u install the MS office? with wine directly?
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Re: OpenOffice.org vs Microsoft
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2009, 07:42:55 PM »
I actually have no idea how to use Wine.  More info can be found here. http://www.winehq.org/
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Re: OpenOffice.org vs Microsoft
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2009, 10:43:28 PM »
I use SoftMaker Office 2006 http://www.softmakeroffice.com/ small and can be made to use on a USB drive. Works well.
Does that software work on linux?


sorry no, windows only
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Re: OpenOffice.org vs Microsoft
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2009, 11:27:51 PM »
The only problem that I've found with OO, is that it doesn't come with an exchange compatible email client (er, any email client for that matter).  Then again, if you have the cash to setup exchange, you can probably afford Office.

If not, you could probably use Mozilla's Thunderbird for email, qmail for a mail server, and OO for everything else.  Or one of many other free offerings out there.
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Re: OpenOffice.org vs Microsoft
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2009, 04:19:56 AM »
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I have used OO for the past 6 years. Unlike some other posters, OO opens quick for me and I have no problems with using it with any MS files.


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Re: OpenOffice.org vs Microsoft
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2009, 05:02:10 AM »
I use OO on the internet as I had so many problems with page controls embedded in MS Office documents. This may no longer be the case, but I still prefer OO for documemt files on the internet, particularly with Docs Google, where the file may be accessible through hyperlink from many different browser scenarios. This was not the case with MS Office - MS page controls would appear in the page view that was returned to the browser.

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