Switching to Linux with a few questions

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at shellworld.net
Tue Jan 2 03:39:00 UTC 2007

drm would have to be stripped off the files for you to use them with 
Linux; your best option is to find a music store that doesn't do drm. 
word and excel can be converted to other more friendly formats in Linux 
and then you can return text or rtf which word can import.  excel files 
can be imported using xl2html in linux to other spreadsheet formats Linux 
can use and then you can save the spreadsheet maybe as a .dif file and 
import that into excel.  Linux has spreadsheet programs for text mode and 
graphics mode though openoffice which works only in graphics mode works 
with word and excel files directly without importing and exporting.  text 
mode with linux you could use catdoc2 or antiword to import word files.

On Mon, 30 Oct 2006, Christian wrote:

> hi all,
> I am using Windows since most of my programs that I use is only available for Windows but I would really like to switch over to Linux even more. I really hope that someone on this list can answer a few questions for me.
> There are many programs for the text console and lynx can some times be quite limited on some webpages. Also, I purchase music from a musicstore which has DRM and requires Windows media and licenses. Can this be plaied in Linux?
> When it comes to working with Excel and Word documents, how is that compared to Windows?
> Many thanks,
> Christian
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