[ILUG] Using Linux instead of Windows
rory.browne at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 00:33:18 IST 2005
Personally I recommend heading to your local friendly newsagent, and
investing in a copy of the latest(may 2005) version of Linux Magzine.
It'll cost you just over a tenner, and will have a copy of SuSE 9.2 on
On the SuSE disk will be 7.5 Gigs of linux software including
OpenOffice.org ( for compatability with MSOffice ), the Gimp(GNU Image
Manipulation Program), er for manipulating png/gif/jpeg's, and
evolution, which is a drop-in replacement for MS Outlook. It will also
include a variety of Mail clients, that will serve as a suitable
alternative for Outlook Express(ie email only).
If you really want to use MSOffice, and not OpenOffice.org, then you
can use crossover office/cxoffice (a proggie for using windows
programs under linux - check out their website - google). It might
even run your 16bit app(let us know if it does or not - I'm curious).
Could you elaborate on what you mean about running a "web based
outlook"? Do you simply mean webmail, like yahoo, or hotmail? Outlook
is part of the MSOffice suite, and there isn't any web-based Outlook
that I've ever came across. Could you be more specific(ie point out an
URL)? If all else fails, you can use cxoffice, or wine to run these
I reckon your critical 16bit app will your stickler.
cxoffice is short for crossover office. crossover office is based on wine.
On 4/14/05, Garrett O' Leary <garrett at gotel.ie> wrote:
> Dear Linux users group,
> Notwithstanding Antivirus software and Antispyware, I am broken hearted from
> pop ups and spam. I run windows xp on my PC and my laptop. The PC has
> almost ground to a halt because of variious spyware infections which I
> cannot seem to shift. I use MS Outlook for one mail address but I also use a
> web based MS Outlook.
> I have had some success changing to Mozilla Firefox for general browsing but
> the web based outlook doesn't handle well in Mozilla so I am still stuck
> with Internet Explorer.
> For work reasons I must use and share MS Office files and Adobe PDF files. I
> also need to use jpeg and gif files and of course I use real player to play
> Mp3 files.
> Finally, I use a 16 bit application that is connected to a modem on a com
> port. This is a critical application.
> I really dislike windows and would love to change Operating Systems on both
> my laptop and desktop if I could manage it. What course of action do you
> recommend? Will Linux solve my problems and will I be able to run Ms Office
> applications by installing an emulator of some sort?
> Thank you for your help,
> Garrett O' Leary
> Irish Linux Users' Group
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