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April 16, 2009

Will Microsoft Office run on Linux?

Can I get Microsoft Office to run on Linux?

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Enter a short description.As for 33-year in IT,  proofessionaly, and hobbist I must agree with jimerman

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As a 25-year computer professional, and a confessed Microsoft hater, let me...

As a 25-year computer professional, and a confessed Microsoft hater, let me give you a straight, admittedly unbiased answer. I have yet to see anything that even comes close to Office. I have switched entirely to Mac and Ubuntu at home, and paid for the Office 365 subscription because OpenOffice and LibreOffice are unstable, unreliable, and the MS Office compatibility is absolutely unusable. That's the answer as of 2014.

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As a 25-year computer professional, and a confessed Microsoft hater, let me...

As a 25-year computer professional, and a confessed Microsoft hater, let me give you a straight, admittedly unbiased answer. I have yet to see anything that even comes close to Office. I have switched entirely to Mac and Ubuntu at home, and paid for the Office 365 subscription because OpenOffice and LibreOffice are unstable, unreliable, and the MS Office compatibility is absolutely unusable. That's the answer as of 2014.

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As a 25-year computer professional, and a confessed Microsoft hater, let me...

As a 25-year computer professional, and a confessed Microsoft hater, let me give you a straight, admittedly unbiased answer. I have yet to see anything that even comes close to Office. I have switched entirely to Mac and Ubuntu at home, and paid for the Office 365 subscription because OpenOffice and LibreOffice are unstable, unreliable, and the MS Office compatibility is absolutely unusable. That's the answer as of 2014.

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As a 25-year computer professional, and a confessed Microsoft hater, let me...

As a 25-year computer professional, and a confessed Microsoft hater, let me give you a straight, admittedly unbiased answer. I have yet to see anything that even comes close to Office. I have switched entirely to Mac and Ubuntu at home, and paid for the Office 365 subscription because OpenOffice and LibreOffice are unstable, unreliable, and the MS Office compatibility is absolutely unusable. That's the answer as of 2014.

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Dont know the truth to this but seen some reports where Microsoft Office 2014...

Dont know the truth to this but seen some reports where Microsoft Office 2014 might have a linux edition kind of like MS office for Mac...

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You can find out easily if application X will run on Wine at appdb.winehq.com...

You can find out easily if application X will run on Wine at appdb.winehq.com. Then, search for your app under "Browse Apps". The page for your app will tell you whether it runs at all, how well it runs, and any special Windows DLLs or other workarounds you'll need to run it.

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From what i've heard Excel/Powerpoint/Word/Outlook normally work fine (2003...

From what i've heard Excel/Powerpoint/Word/Outlook normally work fine (2003 and 2007 editions) but access has a long histroy of not working atall!

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You could run microsoft office with wine....

You could run microsoft office with wine.

IBM lotus symphony is a good choice comparing to other office suites.it offers tab feature and interoperability is quite good.

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First sorry for the spelling I am dislex...To who ever asked the question:- ...

First sorry for the spelling I am dislex...
To who ever asked the question:-

For all questions starting with ("Can I run......" in this case MS Office "on ........." in this case Linux? ).

The answer depends on:-

Y you need/want to run ........ in the case MS Office?

If the answer is (just to see if I can) then the answer is YES

If the answer is so I can work on documents that iver others have worked on in MS Office or So that I can share my Documents with others that use MS Office then the answer is another question. Y not use something like OpenOffice? (with care to rember to "save as" makeing shour that the document is saveed in the apropate formati).

If the answer is I need "MS Access" or "MS Access Pro" then NO (there are database programs in sweets like OpenOffice but speeking as a persion who has done Access programming. there is nothing quite like Access and Access is very finikey about the envarment it works in esp if useing any of the VB fuctions)

If the answer is (I need to becous) then the answer is NO

P.S.
I do not understand this need/wish to use programs from one platform on another platform. I use Linux, Unix, OS X, MS Windows nnn OS2, DOS and BeOS. Thay all have the strents and weekness and I have found that one has to use the right tool for the right job.

BUT there are two killer programs for me "OpenOffice" becous it works on all plaforms and "The GIMP" becous it dous what I want it to do on all platforms.

Steve

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