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MS Outlook 2010 Crash

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williemerwe Tuesday 1 October 2013 at 11:37

Hi there,

I installed MS Office 2010 (licensed version) using PlayOnLinux (v4.1.1) on my laptop with LinuxMint 15: Olivia (x86-64).  It took a while to work through the errors I got during installation (.NET Framework, etc.), but got it working in the end.  Now, Word & Excel works just fine, but Outlook crashes after I open it.  It doesn't even last half a minute from when I open the program, then I get a "Program Error" popup from PlayOnLinux with description "The program OUTLOOK.EXE has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."
Now, if this was a problem with the installation, the other programs should do the same, right?  But they don't, so I have no idea where to go from here.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

williemerwe Tuesday 1 October 2013 at 12:02

Sorry, in addition to the above, I'm using Wine v 1.5.16.
And, something else I noticed is that there's a popup when I open Outlook stating "Wine is being configured" which doesn't happen when opening any of the other programs.

Looking forward to your response.
williemerwe Wednesday 2 October 2013 at 12:17

I really need a solution to this problem. Any help will be appreciated!
Daerandin Wednesday 2 October 2013 at 13:00

According to WineHQ, there are issues with MS Office 2010. Some very quick googling points to two links which may prove useful to you.

I have no experience with using MS office apps through wine, and personally I would suggest looking into all the alternatives that actually have a native linux client.

Edited by Daerandin

williemerwe Wednesday 2 October 2013 at 13:36

Thanks Daeradin! Seems like I'm not going to get a solution... I've been on it for a couple of days already... Now, I'm rather looking at alternatives like Zimbra and Evolution.