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t1ck33 Mardi 9 Juillet 2013 à 7:53
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Hello Everyone, i was recently looking to purchase a chromebook, however the only way a chromebook would be viable for my school is if i had windows office suite, so instead of buying an expensive windows laptop, i have the option of buying a chromebook for $160, (The Samsung with the ARM processor), i watched a video recently installing Ubuntu on a Chromebook (Due to the ARM processor architecture not being able to install windows), 


I know this version of ubuntu runs Playon, however i was wondering if anyone had experience using playon on a chromebook device in order to install Windows Office Suite, i was curious if it would work and what version of office would work if i decided to try this, i know i don't have a lot of technical details in this post, i am fairly new to linux although not computers, but i want to see if it is possible before i purchase a chromebook, any help would be appreciated. 

edit: i talked to my stats professor about using libre, i downloaded it and showed it to her, she says it is a little different from excel but i might be able to use it? are there any real differences, (this might be an easier alternative than installing excel)

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Ronin DUSETTE Mardi 9 Juillet 2013 à 16:51
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You can totally use libreoffice. You don't need office. You can export your spreadsheets to MS format.

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t1ck33 Jeudi 11 Juillet 2013 à 1:39
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You can totally use libreoffice. You don't need office. You can export your spreadsheets to MS format.

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thanks for the assurance, i'll try it out some more to see if i run into any issues for now, just the UI seems different 
Ronin DUSETTE Jeudi 11 Juillet 2013 à 2:01
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It is different, but the UI for Office wasnt really anything special. Things are a little different, but Im sure that you will find most, if not all of the features in either that or OpenOffice. I chose libreoffice for political reasons. haha

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Traugar Jeudi 11 Juillet 2013 à 7:34
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Libreoffice should be good as long as the class doesn't require VBA macros.
cpmorris Mercredi 21 Janvier 2015 à 12:19
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I know this is an old thread but I am new to this forum. I am successfully using Office 2007 on POL and Crouton, on an Asus C300 Chromebook. Libre Office is fine but if you are working with others using MS Office, 95% or even 99% compatibility is never enough.  I do however have one query and will start a new thread on that.