If you compare crossover office with WINE, immediatelly you know the difference. Codeweavers really do a good job. I can install IE 5.5 and access to our intranet application without any problem now.
Friday, December 24, 2004
My colleague ask me this morning, can I use Internet Explorer on my linux system?
I say, "Can not.".
Then she ask again, "How do you access to our intranet application?"
I answer, "I have 2 PC!" (1 install linux, the other is Windows 95)
I think over again, actually I can use Internet Explorer in my linux, just too lazy to try. I get the crossover office about a month ago, but too busy to try out, crossover office is just like WINE, a window emulator on linux. Why don't I give it a try.
I did download and try to compile WINE before, but no luck. This time before trying the crossover linux, I will try the WINE again. I download the binaries, luckily there is rpm for mandrake10. I just install a libstdc++ libraries, everything install just fine.
I try to install the Office97 and ie5.5. I can't install the ie5.5, is a common problem, stop at about 75%. Ofiice97 can be installed without much problems, excel is not working, winword can be launch. Anyway this version of Word is buggy.
I heard crossover office can support IE, will try next time.