Running Microsoft application on CentOS

Hi Everyone,

I am new in installing and/or setting up a linux CentOS.

Is there a way to install Microsoft Office on CentOS?

If yes, is it going to be stable?

Thank you in advance.

Best regards.
agriboy1980Asked:
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rindiCommented:
You'd have to use wine or crossover-office to get m$ office running on Linux. Most things will run OK, but you can have issues with outlook, particularly if using imap to connect to an exchange server.

Use libreoffice instead.
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agriboy1980Author Commented:
Thanks for the quick reply.

Is there any other Linux opitons which can handle SAFELY MS Office?
What do you think?

Cheers
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agriboy1980Author Commented:
Hi,

Maybe I forgot to tell you but the thing is I NEED to use MS office because I have an excel sheet which is fully loaded with MACROs. I don't know anything about open office.
Do they support macro sheets?

cheers
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omarfaridCommented:
You need to visit the site and find if they do. Also, you could download and install and test yourself.
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rindiCommented:
LibreOffice is probably already included with CentOS, or it can easily be added via the package manager. You can try if the macros work.

I'm not sure what you mean with "safe". But as I mentioned for windoze software you will need wine or something like crossover which is based on wine.

If it doesn't work with the above you could use a VM with windoze...
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TintinCommented:
The most reliable way is to run Windows under Xen, VMware etc.
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