Although there are many alternatives out there, I'm not prepared to get away from Outlook yet, and I have many clients I'd like to switch over to Ubuntu but they need Outlook and won't switch because of this one thing holding them back.
Currently I have Ubuntu 11.10, Wine 1.3.35 and PlayOnLinux 4.0.14 I tried to get Wine 1.3.9 which apparently supports Office 2010 but I can't get that to install either. Not sure if it's a waste of time, but that's a separate question if it's a path worth going down.
Office 2010 starts install with PlayOnLinux no problem but half way through fails with the following error:
1: 25541 2: -2147024786 3: C:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\CONFIG\machine.config
I'm thinking I have to install .NET framework separately first but I don't want to mindlessly install all kinds of software and makes things worse. I appreciate any advice on this so I can help promote this awesome operating system.