[TriLUG] Crossover Office runs Office2K very well.
Vestal, Roy L.
Thu, 11 Apr 2002 10:47:07 -0400
Welp, that's part of my job, understanding M$ licensing. Hey a man's gotta
From: karl thiele [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 11:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Crossover Office runs Office2K very well.
Well Crossover gives you the means to run Office on linux, but you have
to do the install. so they are in the clear.
Well how do I read the EULA if I do not break the seal on the package.
Nice to be forced to buy an installation of XP, that will never be
opened. Never executed. Booted Linux never saw the slighest hint of M$.
Hell for me would be working in a M$ only environment. ok rant over.
Vestal, Roy L. wrote:
> One thing to keep in mind, if you read the ELUA from Microsoft for the
> respective Office product, by using CrossoverOffice, you are breaking the
> ELUA. In a nutshell, for Office 2000, it specifically states that you are
> not to use the software on any operating system other than Windows 98,
> Windows ME, Windows NT4, or Windows 2000 (XP wasn't out yet). Add Windows
> to the list for Office XP. This means that folks with Windows 95 had to
> upgrade to one of the above just to install it "legally".
> Sorry for the "legal-eese", but it's part of my job to keep M$ licensing
> working correctly here.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Janyne Kizer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 7:42 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Crossover Office runs Office2K very well.
> Actually, this is a very good point. It reminds me a lot of the OS/2
> "wars." Everytime M$ came out with a new product it broke Win-OS/2 and
> M$ would say -- oops! We didn't realize that doesn't work anymore. So
> sorry. Oh well, we never supported that anyway.
> karl thiele wrote:
>>They are working on Office XP, which I imagine will be the last Office
>>product that will be capable of being handled by wine. Just a hunch but
>>M$ is not going to like even this level of functionality on a non-M$ OS.
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