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How can office97 be runned on a Linux system, and what is needed?
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MS Office97 can't be run under Linux.

An alternative is StarOffice from Sun Microsystems. It's an office suite which can read and save files in formats compatible with MS Office. That makes it easy to transfer files back and forth between Windows and Linux. I've heard really good things about. Plus, it's free! Check it out here:

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I haven't tried it, but you might be able to run MS Office using WINE, which is a sort of interpretor for running Windows applications under X Windows. WINE is free to download.

I've checked their list of applications that work under WINE and Office97 is listed, but apparently it doesn't work perfectly. It's probably still worth a go.
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