Converting Laptops from XP to ubuntu

Martinx - ジェームズ thiagocmartinsc at
Fri Apr 11 23:09:32 UTC 2014

BTW, if you make use of Codeweavers Crossover (paid WINE GUI), you can
install you M$Office as a Linux user root under /opt/*, then, your regular
Linux users will access/run M$Office through use of symlinks, so, all the
Windows binaries will belong to root! Even if you run a Windows virus with
WINE, the default Linux file system permissions will protect your M$Office
binaries (by nature)!

So, in a sense, WINE is the most secure Windows flavor ever!  lol

Nevertheless, if you are doing this move, coming to Ubuntu, first, try to
find the alternatives, instead of trying to bring your Windows apps to

Just my two bitcents...    ;-)

On 11 April 2014 19:48, Peter Smout <smoutpete at> wrote:

> On 11/04/14 21:46, William Scott Lockwood III wrote:
>> On Apr 11, 2014 3:41 PM, "Dick Dowdell" <dick.dowdell at
>> <mailto:dick.dowdell at>> wrote:
>>  >
>>  > Oracle VirtualBox is a more robust solution than Wine for running
>> Windows applications under Ubuntu.
>> This answer makes no sense. You still need an OS. This thread is about
>> replacing XP, which has reached EOL. Your answer is incomplete at best.
>> VirtualBox doesn't run windows programs. It runs OS's in a virtual
>> environment. Further more, some people can't take the performance hit of
>> running their application virtualized.
>> It may additionally surprise you to learn that some things actually run
>> better under wine. The Eve Online client, for example.
>>  My limited experience of wine is that if it will install a win program
> it will install & run it quicker than windows does!!
> The older version of office works fine in wine, I use it almost daily!
> Dunno what that says about windows but....
> Pete S
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