[ubuntu-uk] Word 2002 under Wine?

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Jul 9 23:06:53 BST 2009

I have to disagree.  Linux (I mean Ubuntu, of course) IS as friendly a 
Windows. Many things go wrong and are difficult under Windows.  
Word always crashes first time I use it - OpenOffice.org never does.  I 
find a lot of hardware 'just works' under Ubuntu without the tiresome 
'found new hardware' routine.  And I find installing new programs a 
breeze compared with Windows - the repository system makes them 
easy to find, there is often a wide choice and, of course, you never 
have to worry whether you can afford it.

Friendliness, ease of use, etc are not the main battleground between 
Windows and Linux. Familiarity is. Various misconceptions about 
Linux count. For some people like me, there are key program and 
applications that are missing.  But the massive problem for Linux is 
how to get accepted as a must have OS for OEMs to put onto their 
products in place of Windows, without having the commercial clout 
that MS has, which it used to squeeze Linux out of the netbook 


On 9 Jul 2009 at 20:58, Mike Paglia wrote:

> I must admit I have struggled with windows and Linux from a very early
> stage, as far back as 1992. I just did not want to go down the MS route. I
> have never believed in it so tried early doors of Slackware then Red hat
> blah blah blah. I now have gone over to iMAC which I love because of the
> UNIX back end and of course its not MS (apart from their share holding in
> apple of course).
> I have to say publicly that linux has been a struggle its not for your
> normal windows punter as it takes a bit of thought. I just want to say to
> the linux users out there going the Linux route is not easy, you just cant
> download an application and blindly answer Yes...Yes....Yes you have to
> think about what you are doing. As long as this scenario stays Linux
> platforms will always be in the background. (well so say I)
> Linux needs to be as friendly as Windows without the windows price and shit!
> Ubuntu is a massive step forward but even now not quite up to the windows
> ease of use.
> Remember guys I hate the MS so no flames please
> Mike P
> 2009/7/9 James Milligan <lake54 at lake54.com>
> > Mike Paglia wrote:
> > > I dont understand why use it anyway? Openoffice is just as good and
> > > its free!
> > >
> > > 2009/7/9 Paul Webster <paulwebbiweb at googlemail.com
> > > <mailto:paulwebbiweb at googlemail.com>>
> > >
> > >     Hi
> > >
> > >     Can I expect Word 2002 to run under Wine (on Jaunty)?
> > >
> > >     I tried to install it, but came to a standstill during the
> > >     installation, as the Word installer demanded a restart I couldn't
> > >     provide.
> > >
> > >     Paul W.
> > >
> > Good point Mike! Come to think of it, OOo probably has more features
> > than Word 02 anyway!
> >
> > James
> >
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