microsoft software on linux?

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Maybe I`m asking a dumb question here, but I`ll give it a try anyway.

Is there anyway you can install software made by microsoft (like microsoft word), on a linux os?
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Windows emulators. I don't do a lot with unix, but I have used wine in the past...

http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man1/wine.1.html
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you can try Wine, the open-source, program that enables you to run some Windows programs on Linux...
you can read in details at " http://www.linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2006/ ... could.html "
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lol...i love how no one actually posts a link to Wine, just websites talking about it.

but really, it depends on what windows software you want to install.

Wine has no problems installing Microsoft Office 2003, except for Access. That is the only program out of the main 4 in the suite that will not run in Linux. There are also 2 other programs that you have to pay for that excel in certain areas, one is for installing Windows games in Linux which is produced by Transgaming called Cedega and the other excels in applications such as Office, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc. and thats produced by Codeweavers and called Crossover Office. both cxoffice and cedega are based on wine. Wine also has the ability to install and run Dreamweaver without a problem. I haven't tried Photoshop aside from CS2 which didn't work but the website claims support for PS7.
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Just FYI Wine just released a new version - 0.9.35 . With each release comes more support for applications
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Wine is very useful and I, personally, have gotten it to run GTA:VC, Photoshop 7 and Diablo II on my Debian Linux system.

It can, however, be a pain to set up.

Look here for your application to see if it works with Wine: http://appdb.winehq.org/

Hope this helps,
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it's true. the newest release of wine has better directx support.
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Hi there, I am very interested in running Dreamweaver on linux using Wine. Could you please give an overview of the steps you took to make DW run on wine ("without a problem"?) Following the steps as described frequenty (copying things from a running windows box, adjusting the registry and run....) do not work on my fedora (FC5) linux box. Dreamweaver crashes after loading some js extensions files.
Thanks for any suggestions.....

Paul



[quote="AnarchY SI"]lol...i love how no one actually posts a link to [url=http://www.winehq.com]Wine[/url], just websites talking about it.

but really, it depends on what windows software you want to install.

Wine has no problems installing Microsoft Office 2003, except for Access. That is the only program out of the main 4 in the suite that will not run in Linux. There are also 2 other programs that you have to pay for that excel in certain areas, one is for installing Windows games in Linux which is produced by Transgaming called [url=http://www.transgaming.com]Cedega[/url] and the other excels in applications such as Office, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc. and thats produced by Codeweavers and called [url=http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxoffice/]Crossover Office[/url]. both cxoffice and cedega are based on wine. Wine also has the ability to install and run Dreamweaver without a problem. I haven't tried Photoshop aside from CS2 which didn't work but the website claims support for PS7.[/quote]
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mm..why did you quote me? lol

but to install DW in linux, just install it. don't copy anything over from a windows box. i've done this with multiple distro's and never had a problem.

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