Microsoft Office Online - on Linux!

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Linuxy and Windowsy, come together in per-fect harmony. This be a short, enthusiastic review introducing Microsoft Office Online, a simple, cloud-backed, free, cross-platform, cross-browser full office suite offering by Microsoft, which allows Linux users to create 100% compatible Office documents on their native platform. One hundred operating system migration obstacles on the wall, if one should fall, there will be one fewer wossname obstacles on the wall. Enjoy.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/office-online-linux.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    I did recently 110 page power point for professional presentation. Worked very well except no spell checker in Power Point (or I don't know how to use it). That is quite limiting in my opinion.
    Try powerpoint and maybe add it to your review.
     
  3. Kerodo

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    Thanks for the review Mrkvonic. I didn't even know this existed. I will have to give it a try soon.
     
  4. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    Linuxy and Windowsy, LOL MrK.
    I did use Office Online on Ubuntu 14.04.1 for a few months and generally it works pretty well. Only inconvenience is you have to save it to your OneDrive account and then download to local drive if you want to keep a local copy.
     
  5. wat0114

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    I've just tried this briefly (saw that oliverjia linked to it in another thread - thanks!) and it seems to work quite well. Thanks for the review, Mrk.
     
  6. Baserk

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    Together aliiiiiiiiiiiive!
    Honestly, it's a perfect combo.
    Some might get nauseous thinking of pairing their utopian free code with black-magic free functionality but for all other non-fundamentalist folks it's close to ideal.
    Microsoft being all beneficiary and offering a seamless experience, whether it's on my Lumia or my Heisenbug box, is just nice.
     
  7. zapjb

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    How's the EULA? Does MS own all documents used?
     
  8. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    No, but NSA does.
     
  9. zapjb

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    That's a given & inevitable. But I'd like to keep it away from M$.
     
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