Is FreeBSD simple enough for Novices, Will FreeBSD accept Office 98 + Publisher?

Zhang Weiwu zhangweiwu at
Sat Apr 28 08:36:32 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-04-27 at 23:58 -0700, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> As for running Windows binaries of Office on Wine / Crossoffice, this is 
> tricky at best.. particularly with newer MS products (what with the 

Did you really try to run Windows applications on Crossoffice that
crossoffice claimed to be supported?

Frankly it's so much easier on wine. If something doesn't work on wine,
after some search I probably can fix it; if something doesn't work on
crossoffice I simply don't try spend one more minute searching for a
solution, because generally that means there is no solution.

Install some software on crossoffice is breezy: you follow a wizard and
later it's working. That's only from my limited experience because I
really didn't try a lot of windows software but I had this feeling.
That's why when the original poster ask the question I even didn't
mention the word "wine", I did this intentionally so that I can save him
time searching for solutions to fix wine or get disappointed by it. To
techies like us we have 3 solutions: 1) use OOS replacement; 2) dig into
wine and google around for a solution and 3) try buy crossoffice, for
NOVINCE user there are only two choices: 1) use OOS replacement; 2) buy
crossoffice if the software is supported. I simply give user-aspect
opinion from me.

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