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15th January 2007, 07:48 AM
I wanted to download some MS Excel templates from their site, but since I am no longer on windows, I have to download in .cab format. I installed cabextract, but I am still unable to open these files. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I may be able to extract the contents of those cab files?

15th January 2007, 09:04 AM
You may have to install unshield to extract the cab files that you have.
It is available via yum from fedora extras

yum info unshield
To install a Pocket PC application remotely, an installable
Microsoft Cabinet File is copied to the /Windows/AppMgr/Install
directory on the PDA and then the wceload.exe is executed to
perform the actual install. That is a very simple procedure.

Unfortunately, many applications for Pocket PC are distributed as
InstallShield installers for Microsoft Windows, and not as
individual Microsoft Cabinet Files. That is very impractical for
users of other operating systems, such as Linux or FreeBSD.