By Jim Lynch  |  Posted 2004-06-30 Print this article Print

& Configuring CrossOver"> We installed CrossOver Office Professional in SUSE Linux 9.1 Personal Edition. All we had to do to was click on the install file on our SUSE desktop and within just a minute or two we were ready to begin using CrossOver Office. It was not necessary for us to be logged in as root user for the purposes of installation. Configuring CrossOver is simple and straightforward. The program is split into six tabs: Add/Remove, Menus, Associations, Plug-ins, Fonts, and Settings. Add/Remove lets you view a list of installed software, install new software, and repair or remove existing software. The Menus tab allows you to control menus for installed applications, while Associations allows you to associate file extensions and applications.
The Plug-Ins tab lets you activate or deactivate the modules provided by a plug-in. You can also install a wide range of TrueType fonts with just a couple of clicks via the Fonts tab. Even if youve never seen CrossOver Office, it wont take you long to get comfortable with using its setup tools.

Jim manages the PC Magazine and ExtremeTech forums, and is responsible for building community in the forums on both sites. He started managing PC Mag's forum on ZiffNet on CompuServe many years ago. He then transferred the staff and expertise to the Web. He left ZDNet when it moved to San Francisco and came back to Ziff after the split from ZDNet, right before ExtremeTech launched. You can get more background at his personal site:

His favorite movies include Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Three Musketeers (1973 version), Dune (Sci Fi Channel version), and gobs of others. He can't live without his iPAQ Pocket PC—,he uses it at the gym and everywhere else—,and his DVD collection features more than 200 films. His favorite game is Tribes (PC), which is more than three years old but he still plays it all the time.

Jim likes interacting with the folks in the forum and the content. 'I Love both of 'em,' says Lynch. 'It's what makes the job fun and interesting.'

You're welcome to visit Jim's site for more information about him.


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