You're wasting your time. He will have to return to Windows to run Office.
'He', meaning me?
'I' will be sticking with windows for the duration of this WIndows OS installation / life of this PC. I will almost certainly dabble with a dual boot in the meantime. Come the next system (my Windows is OEM anyway), I have the option of using linux with a virtual PC of any old windows setup if I must have Office apps (It's a retail version too.)
However, it's 2007, and while I have slowly gotten used to it, it's still a pain for some tasks. I installed a fix for the old menus to speed up my productivity,
The trialing of linux starts now. The decision to switch comes when I have to decide whether or not to buy a Windows OS in the future. Since it will be a while before Win7 SP2 is out (I never buy Windows until it's at SP2), and since my current hardware is only 2 years old, it could be anything from 12-36 months for the next system.
I've got a lot on in the meantime, so it will take a long time to get to know linux anyway, so I can get a real feel for it, rather than make a silly snap 'I don't like it' call.
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