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How To Install Microsoft Office 2010 In Ubuntu With Wine


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#16 cat1092

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 03:38 AM

 

Long story short, because of the security issues with Wine and on top of that not currently being able to update Office (which is a security issue in and of itself), I rolled back using my image and currently just have my Xubuntu laptop as a secondary laptop...With it I will try Thunderbird and GnuCash as other options while keeping my other laptop running Windows and slowly weening myself off MS.   :)

 

 

Sounds like a good plan to me! :)

 

After all, most of us didn't ditch Windows prior to the first install of Linux. Neither did I, began with a dual boot of XP Pro & Linux MInt 7 on one notebook (the only computer I had at the time), and slowly began running Linux Mint more & more. I did try Xubuntu, just didn't like the appearance, yet what may not suit me may be perfect for another, so don't let that discourage you. 

 

To be honest, have never installed MS Office on Linux Mint, though intended to install Office 2007 just to see how it ran, changed my mind, my security is more important than tinkering. Someone suggested a Silverlight replacement in Pipelight, and I installed having no idea that it would also install WINE, had to purge all. Used the inbuilt Disk Analyser to ensure that all remnants of WINE were gone, if not & couldn't remove, would had performed a clean install. 

 

 

 

Cat:  Thanks for the welcome!  Any advice you can give to a noob would be appreciated  :)

 

tmoca, you're quite welcome, that's what we're here for. Should you need assistance with an issue, always feel free to create a Topic & we'll do our best to help. :)

 

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 03:43 AM

Hi tmoca

 

I have done a lot of reading on Wine and issues with security, and since security with Wine seems to be an issue, the first thing that came to my mind was updates for Office. As a trial, (after creating a disk image), I installed Wine and Office 2010.  It went smooth.  I then tried to update Office through Word and it did not work.  I then tried downloading an Office service pack and installing with Wine, that didn't work either.  So maybe someone with more expertise can shed some light.
Also as a side note, Money was a mess...needed IE6 installed and still didn't function properly.

Sorry running stuff in Wine is hit and miss.
 
Glad to hear that the install went smooth,
 
Did you follow my instructions? Yes?
Were the steps easy to follow? 
Is there something I missed or could have done better? or easier?
 
 I am going to be doing a bunch of tutorials aimed at the novice user, Simple easy to follow steps without too much explanation, Just do this, do that, copy this, use terminal to run that, No great explanations on what the thing is. 
 
In my opinion people who are new to Linux don't want great big explanations, they just want to get on the net and use torrents surf the net etc.
Your feed back would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 06:12 AM

Nice one, Nick.

 

I've run Word 2000 under shinobar's 'Portable-Wine' in Puppy, out of curiosity, to see what would happen. I have the complete Office 2000 suite that a mate let me have many years ago, although the only component I really use out of the whole kit & caboodle is Publisher, for running up my calendars every year! It's also the only component within the Office suite that doesn't insist on having an internet connection, which makes it a bit safer to use.

 

I did find that certain functions within Word were a bit 'iffy'; sometimes they'd work, sometimes they wouldn't. I also experimented with many different versions of WINE (in Puppy, WINE is a wee bit easier to completely remove, without needing to purge, etc..!)

 

I eventually settled down with 1.7.51, as this version allows the greatest number of my small collection of 'useful' Windows apps to function as near 100% as possible. However, like Cat, I tend to use LibreOffice for my day-to-day needs. Installing Word was more of an experiment than anything else, just for the hell of it. Fortunately, I don't actually need it....!  :P

 

 

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 12:58 AM

 

 

In my opinion people who are new to Linux don't want great big explanations, they just want to get on the net and use torrents surf the net etc.

 

+1 :thumbup2:

 

I've noticed the same.......after all, that's what many who uses other OS's do, isn't it? The basics. Out of all combined home computer users, probably less than 5% are 'power users', no matter the OS used. To include those who builds their own PC's, the end use will be little different, minus the ones who wants a gaming/VR capable computer. Speaking of which, gaming is growing, slowly yet surely for Linux users. I don't know about the 'VR' part, while I know what that means as a TV series, don't know what it's like on a PC, hough have read that many won't be 'VR ready' for when the time comes that it'll be used by everyone. Usually a new GPU is the 1st step, don't know about the rest. 

 

So if a few Tutorials of simple nature will shorten that 'Am I infected' line by just a small amount, I'm sure that the folks whom works very hard over there would be very grateful. :)

 

Hopefully I'll learn something new myself. :thumbup2:

 

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