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Home Learn Linux Linux Answers Internet I'm considering notebooks. Can I run OpenOffice (& other Open Source software like Synapsen) on a Toshiba using Windows XP? How much hassle am I letting myself in for?
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  • Not sure about Synapsen, but OpenOffice runs fine on my XP Toshiba with no hassles. If Synapsen has a windows installer, then it should run just fine.

    Answered by amoeba
    5 years ago
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  • For OO.org no more hassle than MS Office! In fact less as you can just go download it for free :)

    Answered by neilhepburn
    5 years ago
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  • It can be a good support for M$ Office's format, but it's not perfect. You also can use the IBM Lotus Symphony.

    Answered by aiglem
    5 years ago
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  • OpenOffice is fine on Linux and Windows as well, you've a quite good and stable suite. "Compatibility" is improving, you've usable documents, you can open/read/write Office documents (even from 2007 suite). I'm using Openoffice mainly because I use two PC at work, one with Windows, one with Linux, OpenOffice is a requirement if I wanna work with my own documents as well as with my colleagues (using Win)
    If you're primarly using Excel and Word you've good chances of a very good interoperation but it's not so perfect as it could be, you know, when you deal with closed formats without doc you don't have 100% interoperability (courtesy of MS).
    Powerpoint is improving, word and excel are more mature

    Answered by ben
    5 years ago
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  • Download windows version of OOo from http://www.openoffice.org/

    Not sure about Synapsen

    Answered by kunal
    5 years ago
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