Microsoft Office Under Linux
One of the more common questions experienced Linux users get asked by those considering migrating from Windows to Linux is, "Will my Windows applications run under Linux?" Thanks to the folks at CodeWeavers, the answer to that is yes--for some applications, anyway. The companys CrossOver Office lets you run many important Windows applications such as various versions of MS Office, Internet Explorer, and Quicken.
The new 3.0 release institutes a number of changes: CrossOver Office has been split into CrossOver Office Professional and CrossOver Office Standard (were looking at the Pro edition today). Also, CrossOver Plug-In (the browser plug-in product) has been discontinued and blended into CrossOver Office Standard (existing CrossOver Plug-In users have been upgraded to CrossOver Office Standard licensees).
The main differences between the Standard and Professional iterations are that the Pro version includes enhanced deployability features, multi-user support, volume discounts, and enhanced support. Most regular users will probably just want to opt for the Standard version.In the Pro release, official support has been added for Outlook XP, Microsoft Project, and Notes 6.51. A complete list of changes can be found in the change log on the CodeWeavers site.