[xubuntu-users] MS Office Online Native Wrapper For Xubuntu

andreas andreasbayu89 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 4 03:31:15 UTC 2020

Thank you for the reply Victor.  I get your point of freedom of 
computing choices. And I know some of European friends whom afford such 
lavishness in their countries. In my country, by being using linux 
itself is a deviation/astray from society, let alone using LO for 
interoperability. Only my stubbornes keep me sane for this past 12 
years. For uninteractive documents I need to made, of course LO is 
totally suffice, sometimes saving to ps before exporting to pdf if 
needed so. But sometimes we have to deal with uncompromised document 
format (mostly from workplace/govt) e.g. locked, macro'ed excel file and 
such. I usually use WPS Office or MSO online to get around this problem. 
So, yeah, in my case, a native wrapper is a nice addition for the system 
even though its not mandatory needed. And by doing so, I do believe it 
will raise xubuntu popularity and ease new people to migrate from 
windows ecosystem.



On 04/01/20 03.28, Victor Forberger wrote:
> On 1/2/20 9:57 PM, andreas wrote:
>> ah,my bad. Here is the link,
>> https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/manjaro-ms-office-online.html.
>> basically it saves users some clicks and containing MS Office Online
>> inside desktop native app so we don't need to open web browser to access
>> it.
>> On 02/01/20 18.58, Bjoern Franke wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Am 02.01.20 um 04:10 schrieb andreas:
>>>> Hello there. I just read the article here
>>>> <cid:part1.6D3A8353.EDD5CA85 at gmail.com> about MS Office Online native
>>>> wrapper on some of linux distributions. Is there any possibility for
>>>> Xubuntu developers to add this to priority list as Xubuntu future
>>>> addition feature? I think this can be a plus factor for people to switch
>>>> to linux.
>>> you linked to "about:blank", so nobody can see what the wrapper can do.
> I am not in favor of such an addition for Xubuntu.
> Linux, for good or ill, has been about variety and choice. What I like
> about switching to Linux is that it forces changes in how I did things
> previously.
> And, I think LibreOffice is an excellent and worthy replacement for MS Word.
> I disagree with those who want to replicate the start menu from Windows
> or the Dock from MacOS as the entire focus of a distribution (such as
> elementary OS seeks to replicate the Mac experience).
> For instance, Xubuntu gives me the options to create a single panel that
> mirrors a MacOS dock (a single column of apps and notifications that I
> use most often) but which also includes the ability to have every window
> with its own icon and also a good start menu for housing all installed
> apps (the whisker menu) as well as various launchers for grouping apps
> by tasks.
> In this way, I get what I like from the dock and the start menu in a way
> that best meets my own needs for as much window real estate as possible.
> See my setup page for various pics of this layout:
> https://linuxatty.wordpress.com/thesetup/
> take care,
> Victor
> --
> Victor Forberger
> vforberger at fastmail.fm
> blog: http://linuxatty.wordpress.com
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