MSOffice usage comfort: Wine or VM+Rdesktop?

Francis Bolduc fbolduc at
Thu Sep 1 13:27:36 UTC 2011


I never had good results installing Microsoft Office with wine.
However, VirtualBox has this seamless mode which is as close as you
can get from a "native" experience. It plays nice with compiz most of
the time, but it has a few rough edges. Try it out.

Ah, and if your boss obliges you to use Microsoft Word, you should try
to convince him that producing Microsoft Word documents with
LibreOffice is functionally equivalent, but without the license fee.
Business people usually understand "free as in beer better" than the
"free as in speech".

Francis Bolduc, B.Sc.

On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 08:57, Mihamina Rakotomandimby
<mihamina at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> My boss obliges me to use MSword for writing some core business documents.
> I have then the choice (duh!) either to:
> - Wine
> - Install a full virtual Windows then access it via rdesktop
> I already used the second choice but is the "Wine" alternative more
> comfortable at usage?
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