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    Making the move..

    Hi all,

    We are trying to move over to Linux, we have got the clients built using Spacewalk (Spacewalk: Free & Open Source Linux Systems Management) and we can manage all the systems remotely.. However... a big stumbling block...

    Office!

    The way the machines are built means they auto login to a Firefox session that is in kiosk mode, this is mainly because everything we do is web based and this is the way the company wants to go... everything web based. We have been testing how it would work and it seems to be going well it's just the issue of using some sort of web based office suite.

    Does anyone know of a web based office suite OR a way in which I could run LibreOffice (or similar) in a web browser... OR at a push a terminal services version of Office on Linux.

    The version of Linux Im running is Fedora.

    Any Ideas welcome!!

    Thanks
    Chris.

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    @Geoff - Any suggestions / thoughts etc ??

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    Google Docs?

    https://docs.google.com/document/ < Documents (Word Equivalent)
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ < Spreadsheets (Excel Equivalent)
    https://docs.google.com/presentation/ < Presentation (Powerpoint Equivalent)

    Covers the basics at least

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    Google apps or Office 365?

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    Also this should help make libre office in a web browser for you.

    https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/..._a_Web_Browser

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    Google Apps would be great.. is it free and how would users use it... Would they need to create a google account ?

    Office 365 will be out of the picture as we are trying to ditch everything MS and go open source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Also this should help make libre office in a web browser for you.

    https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/..._a_Web_Browser
    Tried that... Quite buggy

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    Google docs is free...tie in the work account to a google mail account and away you go.

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    Could I make one global Goole Account and just let everyone sign into that account and use the apps ? Theres only 10 of us this is why we have looked at restructuring the Network.

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    In theory yes, but I dont recommend it.

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    It's a shame Libreoffice in browser is in Developer.... I couldn't get it working correctly.

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    How would this work @nephilim ?

    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Google docs is free...tie in the work account to a google mail account and away you go.

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    Libre Office based on Open Office or similar I presume ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Google docs is free...tie in the work account to a google mail account and away you go.
    I used to be free, not anymore. - What Should I Do Now that Google Apps Accounts Are No Longer Free?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Libre Office based on Open Office or similar I presume ?
    He wants something web based.

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