Friday, August 29, 2008

Running MS Office and IE on Linux

Wine began its life in 1993 as a way to run Windows 3.1 applications in Linux. Wine may well have had the longest beta period in history at 15 years, however version 1.0 was recently released in June 2008.
In this article, I show you how to install Wine, Microsoft Office 2003, and Internet Explorer using my Red Hat derivative system (CentOS 5.1) as the host. You can give your system some Wine by compiling from source code, or by installing pre-compiled binaries from your distro’s repositories.

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