BTW Jimbo, thanks for the OP. Hope I haven't mucked up the thread too bad.
For Linux users here's one way you can make a PORTABLE copy of Windows too (any version not just Windows to Go) -- the whole kybosh runs from an external HDD / USB stick even if there's no HDD in the computer !!! - Ensure though you allow Legacy boot as the system is based on installing a bootable Linux machine which then runs Windows as a VM -- on a decent external HDD - especially an SSD or USB3 device the response of the Windows system is fine - even running Photoshop or Office.
You need to install the NON UEFI version since most of these Linux installs will install the boot loader to the INTENAL HDD if you are creating a UEFI system -- you probably could fiddle around with it but most installs are now "One Click" type which don't give you much customisation opportunities. The NON UEFI version allows you much more freedom in specifying where to write the boot loader and you want it on the EXTERNAL device, not on your main HDD which could hose up your Windows Boot as it will fail if you don't have the external HDD at boot time !!!! - So use the NON UEFI version.This works for most common Linux Distros.
How to make Portable Windows system (any version)
Test Kingsoft office either in the Linux machine or the Windows one. (Or both). Remember the Linux version is ALPHA.
Ok, Linux Mint 17 installed in VM perfectly, no if I could just figure out how to bring other HDDs on line from it. Must be something y vith this VM because this same Mint does do that from USB.
1) Check Network connectivity - ensure the VM has the Virtual Network adapter connected
2) Ensure Firewall settings allow data transfer
3) Try SAMBA for Linux <==>windows connectivity. Can your Windows machine at least detect the Linux VM (and the other way around). For Linux Mint there's a graphical SAMBA GUI configuration tool -- Google for it.
Virtual Network adapter is there but not connected.
Anyway tried to install Kingsoft office /.deb) in Mint thru Package Installer and it could not, said something like it's corrupt and that there were "broken dependencies" and to run "sudo apt-get install -f" in the terminal window, when I run that command it asked for system password but would not let me use numbers which I set as password, would accept letters only.
That's strange... I use an alphanumeric password for root access..
Have you checked the hash of the file?
I think something is screwed up with that linux install, I shall try again and KS Office will try in windows, just to see what it looks like, hope it has better compatibility with MS than Libre.
What is the difference between these ?
57mb Download Kingsoft Office Suite, Free download Office .exe files.
61mb Free Office 2013 Download, Free Office Software - Kingsoft Office
Looks like the bottom one is newer with a few more functions.
- You can now split windows vertically and horizontally
- Improved text wrapping styles around pictures and other objects
- Added additional Field Codes including PrintDate, DocProperty and IncludePicture
- Added 10 new Go To functions including Go To Footnote and more
- Added new Insert shortcut (Insert + Right Click)
- Added ability to go back to the last edited place in the text
- Added more formulas including GetPivotData, GET.CELL, NUMBERSTRING and more
- Added Nonlinear Programming function to Solver
- Added support for error checking
- PivotTable now supports external data sources
- Paste Special now supports “paste comment”
- Find and Replace now supports both text and formatting
- Added ability to insert and delete rows and columns in Share Workbook
Additional, Global Updates:
- Added spell check support for Spanish, Portuguese and French
- Easily switch between Chinese, English and French language interface
- Added support for WPS Cloud
- Added File Roaming feature