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Friday, November 7, 2008

Windows last frontier (PowerPoint/Word and Equation Editor)

The only reason that most people have still windows installed on their disk is the need to use Equation Editor with Powerpoint or Word. Unfortunately, wine (or even Crossover) did not manage to fully support Microsoft Office in Linux yet.
Some links, where the problem is reported but not yet solved:
Solution so far comes from virtualization. VirtualBox of Sun, included in Ubuntu, could be used to install windows and Microsoft Office in it.

However, Google Docs may be used as well for document editing. Free Equation editing using latex and/or MathType for Google Docs are possible solutions in that case.