software installation prob.

Asked by Christy

I just installed the program and cannot install my word perfect program,works suite 10, incredimail, etc. please help. these are my work programes and, if i am unable to install them, i will have to use a different operating system.

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Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said :

May I suggest the following alternatives, using free software:
-, and check this how-to for WP compatibility:
- Mozilla Thunderbird, with a good extension for managing signatures - you'll need to know some HTML to get creative.

Otherwise, wait for bug#1 to be solved.

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Michael Nitschinger (moidaschl) said :

the main problem here is, that your software is proprietary software (bug#1, yes ;))

so if you want to use your programs (i think they are windows programs) you have to use wine (a windows emulator, you can download it by using synaptic or apt-get).

if you have specific questions for installing a program with wine you can post it here, in the forum ( or read through the wine manual (

but i also agree with fabian rodriguez, if you are able to use openoffice and stuff like this (free software) it'll be the better choice (believe me, OpenOffice 2.0 is incredible!). If you need professional support you can use StarOffice

hope this helps

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buddy h. (hudsonbuzz-deactivatedaccount) said :

just install microsoft windows and all will be fine.
------Original Message------
From: JonCharge
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Subject: [Question #215]: Status of bug #1 changed to 'In Progress' in Jaunty
Sent: Mar 27, 2009 8:54 AM

Bug #1 status changed in Jaunty:

    Won't Fix => In Progress
"Microsoft has a majority market share"

This bug is linked to #215.
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