How will they know until now there are several alternatives to the Microsoft office suite, among which some of them (mostly) they are multiplatform (they can be used on Windows, Linux and Mac OS).
And even some with cloud support (where you can use the tools offered from your web browser) where the same Microsoft suite offers the use of its applications from the web (although not with their full potential).
Given this, thinking about whether to venture into investing time in installing the Office suite on your Linux distribution is to think twice.
The first thing you have to take into account is that you have to have an installer compatible with Wine, PlayOnLinux or Crossover (the latter is the most recommended).
Given this, I am sure that through the minds of some people will think many things, especially those who are 100 GNU at heart and before this I can say that at the end of the day everyone has their reasons for using the software they want.
And it is that I comment on this since in the case of a server take the initiative to do the installation and test yourself if at this point of all the active development that took place last year at Wine had enough for this.
Besides that I am sure that some of you who entered the article have the doubt of and how do you install office in your Linux distribution?
With which I am going to be frank, because the installation is "simple" to a certain extent, since the difficulty lies in the installer they have.
Good for those who are interested in installing Office 2016 They must first have certain requirements to perform the installation.
- Have Wine, PlayOnLinux or Crossover (in Deepin OS it is included)
- Wine's version in which the installation will be carried out as minium will be in the 3.14 or higher configured with Windows 7 (with no other it runs fine) and 32-bit
- The Office 2016 installer must be 32-bit. The single installer (the one offered directly from the office website) does not work, it is recommended that you look for one that contains everything (as if it were the one on DVD).
In the case of those who want to use Wine or PlayOnLinux Microsoft fonts and Visual Basic 6.0 must be installed additionally.
Now they just have to run the installer and if everything goes well the installation should take around 15 to 30 minutes.
As I said the difficulty lies in finding the right installer, since at this point many will see errors during installation and even execution. So they have to find and download another installer (here the key point is to find the good one).
At the end of the installation to activate the suite, all you have to do is sign in with your account (in my case it was the one offered to me at school) as this will be the best activation method.
Current problems with Office 2016 running on Linux
And well at this point is where we can evaluate the performance of the suite within our Linux distribution.
To this day They will find some problems that are that the VB editor to create macros and others does not open.
The cursor is not positioned well, it takes time to do so (a matter of seconds).
In Power Point there are also usually some delays in animations and loading of images, videos and others.
In Excel I can't say much because I don't know it very well and I only do basic things (here, a reader's opinion would be worth it).
Finally, in terms of Access and OneNote I have not handled them since at this time the need has not arisen.
Although, I can say in a "personal" way that The installation of this suite is worth doing, I can say yes.
Since there are still many people who demand it but who intend to switch to Linux, so it is a good route for it.