[Haifux] Virtual Box\Machine

Eran Tromer eran at tromer.org
Thu Jan 29 12:07:21 MSK 2009

Hi Yossi,

On 2009-01-28 03:51, Yossi Gil wrote:
> - It is not possible to run Hebrew Word inside without a virtual machines.

Office XP works fairly well under CrossOver Office for Linux [1],
including Hebrew support when executed with LANG=he_IL.
Layout and rendering are occasionally imperfect (but then, layout is
inconsistent across version of Word anyway).

Word XP is claimed [2] to also work well under WINE (the open-source
basis of CrossOver Office), which is included in Ubuntu. No idea about
Hebrew support.

The overall experience isn't a great joy, due the the rendering issues
and some other minor bugs, as well as a platform impedance mismatch
(e.g., the Linux filesystem is eerily mapped to Windows drives). But in
a pinch, it does the job. Between this and OpenOffice, it's been years
since I needed to run Windows (in a VM) to open a Word attachment.


[1] http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxlinux
[2] http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=10

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