Running MS Office 2000
in Linux"> We tested CrossOver Office with Microsoft Office 2000 Premium. Note that this version of CrossOver Office doesnt currently support Microsoft Office 2003. No doubt well see support for it, though, in future versions. Our install went well, taking about seven or eight minutes. At one point, it was necessary for CrossOver to simulate a Windows reboot in order to finish the installation. When it was all over, we were pleased to find a Windows Applications menu installed in our SUSE Linux applications list. We could easily open any of the MS Office 2000 applications exactly as we would a native Linux application.
We had no problems running any of the MS Office 2000 applications and load times were on par with native Linux apps. We were able to send and receive e-mail with Microsoft Outlook and our other apps performed equally well. Our overall experience running Office 2000 under CrossOver Office was quite positive. Problems with CrossOver Office Pro As we noted earlier, this version of CrossOver Office doesnt run MS Office 2003, which could be a problem for some. New versions of CrossOver Office generally seem to lag one generation behind Microsoft. Bear that in mind when planning which version of Office you want to use.
Wed also like CrossOver Office to run a more up-to-date version of Windows Media Player (though we understand there might be licensing issues involved). It would be nice to see some kind of bundled gaming application based on the Transgaming product included. We all need a break from the grind at some point. Why not give CrossOver Office some added value by letting users run some Windows games on their systems?