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Why not Ubuntu plus Crossover Office?

Why not Ubuntu plus Crossover Office?

Posted Jul 15, 2005 6:19 UTC (Fri) by ssavitzky (guest, #2855)
In reply to: The Xandros Business Desktop by vmole
Parent article: The Xandros Business Desktop

Actually I might, but your typical small-business owner probably wouldn't want to. I haven't actually tried installing Crossover Office, but if it's like most proprietary software for Linux it's probably packaged as an RPM. Results on Debian definitely not guaranteed. With Xandros it's a slam-dunk


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CrossOver installs easily under Debian

Posted Jul 17, 2005 9:37 UTC (Sun) by hackerb9 (guest, #21928) [Link]

    but if it's like most proprietary software for Linux it's probably packaged as an RPM. Results on Debian definitely not guaranteed.

I've tried CrossOver on Debian and it works just fine. Installation is a breeze; just run the included installer. Since it was not packaged as an RPM (or a .deb), you have to use an included uninstaller (yuck) if you ever want to get rid of it.

--B

Why not Ubuntu plus Crossover Office?

Posted Jul 18, 2005 10:59 UTC (Mon) by csamuel (✭ supporter ✭, #2624) [Link]

As a longtime user of Codeweavers Crossover Office (I started out when they released Plugin and wanted to help fund the Wine effort through their work) I can confirm that I am able to download Crossover Office as:

  • An RPM
  • A DEB
  • A .sh Loki installer that doesn't need root privs for a user to install into their own space

That plus the fact that their license says:

This is a license for one user. The license is not necessarily for a specific user, or a specific computer, but it is for one person at a time.

is a nice change in a world of product activation and DRM..

cheers,
Chris

Why not Ubuntu plus Crossover Office?

Posted Jul 18, 2005 15:01 UTC (Mon) by ssavitzky (guest, #2855) [Link]

Sounds great! I'll have to try it sometime; I have enough Windows users in my house...

How does it do on tax software, specifically TaxCut?

Why not Ubuntu plus Crossover Office?

Posted Jul 20, 2005 11:40 UTC (Wed) by csamuel (✭ supporter ✭, #2624) [Link]

Being in Australia I've no idea I'm afraid..

Chris


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