Comments on: Migrating to Linux from Windows The Super User Community Blog Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:34:06 +0000 hourly 1 By: conrad Thu, 10 May 2012 07:59:36 +0000 yeh heres all these workarounds to run all your windows apps in a half assed slowere way with half the features broken

]]> By: Anonymous Thu, 02 Feb 2012 18:12:57 +0000 You don’t need to dualboot just for excel. VirtualBox is just as effective for all intents and purposes and it doesn’t require a restart. With integration mode (or whatever it was called), you can use excel as a window within your own workspace.

]]> By: Jim Trigg Sat, 21 May 2011 04:22:05 +0000 I tried Crossover Office, and every time I tried to work with Excel it bombed out.

]]> By: George Edison Wed, 18 May 2011 23:51:47 +0000 @Rob: I have already started another article on how to use common applications on Linux. I have noted your three questions: DVD playback, running Photoshop, and importing Outlook PST files. I’ll try to tackle those in the article.

@Jim: Doesn’t CrossOver Office support Excel 2007? Ubuntu includes a free trial of CrossOver Office (if I remember correctly) so you could give it a go and see if it worked at all.

By: Jim Trigg Wed, 18 May 2011 23:22:17 +0000 I’m a Linux professional, and I still have dual boot Windows on my home system. Why? There’s one application that the Linux equivalent isn’t sufficiently capable for and I can’t get to run under Wine: Excel. I have some spreadsheets that make extensive use (as in hundreds) of drop boxes; the drop boxes cannot be imported by LibreOffice Calc.

]]> By: RobBob Wed, 18 May 2011 14:18:33 +0000 Dspolleke – DVD playback works out of the box — export your Outlook mailbox as a PST file and import in to Evolution and as far as Photoshop – use GIMP

There your problems are solved!

By: dspolleke Wed, 18 May 2011 12:16:10 +0000 Wow what a nice article on how to install ubuntu. Now all i need is an article that describes how to migrate my user settings and data from Outlook, how to play DVD’s how to use Photoshop.

in short nice little article, wrong title!

By: senshikaze Tue, 17 May 2011 14:36:00 +0000 Good stuff. Having switch from windows over four years ago, I understand that there are some pains in the transition. It is well worth all the effort. My computer is mine.