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Works 9.0, latest version at the time of writing.

Application Details:

Version: 9.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.13

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Test Results

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What works

Installation works flawlessly without any hacks.

Most core functionality, including word processing, spreadsheet, portfolio and database programs works. Powerpoint viewer also works flawlessly.

Charts and images as well as background colors and formatting work perfectly in all applications that launch.

What does not

There are several non-critical graphical anomalies in the user interface, but it is still very useable. The worst thing I noticed that affects usability is the font selection being white text on white text in the dropdown menu.

- Built-in dictionary program does not launch

- Built-in calendar program does not launch


What was not tested

- All MSN functionality was not tested.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 10 20161.9.13Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 25 20121.5.20Yes Yes SilverDylan Taylor 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 09 20111.2.2No Not installable Garbagejpxsat 
ShowFedora 13 x86_64Jun 27 20101.2-rc5Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 21 20101.1.42Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Not installable on 1.5.x

By now this app is not installable under current Wine until bug 29875 is fixed.

Fixes and ideas are highly apreciated.


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As of Wine 4, it's silver, maybe gold
by Bob Newell on Saturday December 15th 2018, 16:01
With Wine 4.0 most things work. Templates are fine. The main interface is fine.

Calendar and contacts don't work because it appears they need other components of a Windows installation, so no surprise.

History does not seem to work. It may be due to a file path problem.

But everything else works fine.
RE: As of Wine 4, it's silver, maybe gold
by Bob Newell on Sunday December 16th 2018, 16:16
Update after further testing: dictionary works fine if you install original msxml2.dll and override built-in. To-dos don't work properly and this causes problems with the pre-rolled projects. "Tour" doesn't work; probably needs Media Player. It seems like if I can figure out the right libraries it may all work. I'll post back if I solve it. For now, probably Silver.
RE: As of Wine 4, it's silver, maybe gold
by Bartosz Kosiorek on Monday December 17th 2018, 7:40
How are you install msxml2?
With winetricks?

Could you please submit screenshot of already working things?
Please also submit new test result.