Linux question

  SonnyB 12:47 14 Jul 2009

Could someone please tell me if Linux can run Microsoft Office 2007 please on an Acer Aspire One netbook.

  PO79 13:18 14 Jul 2009
  DieSse 13:29 14 Jul 2009

I've been running Office2000 on Linux, using Crossover.

But now I just run Open Office, which I prefer anyway, and which is installed automatically with most major Linux distros. I run Linux Mint.

I've just installed XP Pro running under VirtualBox in Linux. Haven't had time to play with it yet. Installation totally painless, and at a basic level it definitely works.

BTW I can thoroughly recommend Linux Mint as a distro - based on Ubuntu, but with more facilities added in as standard (plays DVDs right off, for example.)

  DieSse 13:30 14 Jul 2009

Should have asked - for what specific tasks do you think you need to run Office 2007?

  SonnyB 21:30 14 Jul 2009

Its simply that I am more familiar with Office 2007 and obviously functionality can be shared with my desktop.

  Taff™ 22:37 14 Jul 2009

You can alter OO to automatically save and open Microsoft formats such as .doc .xls etc. Tools>Options and in the left hand pane expand the + signnext to Load/Save then click on General. In the right hand pane there are two boxes at the bottom. Match the left box up to 97/XP/2003 in the right box for Documents,spreadsheets and presentations individually. Then everything will be in the same format and readable from whatever OS you are working with.

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