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How to Install and Run Microsoft Office 2007 in Ubuntu/Linux

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Linux is a free open source operating system which is used by thousand across the world. The one thing i didn’t like about linux was you weren’t able to install and run Microsoft Office (e.g word, excel, powerpoint, onenote ect..). After heavy research and try and error for many hours i have finally managed to install and run Microsoft Office on my laptop which uses Ubuntu Linux 10.04 (LTS).


Today i am going to share with you all how i managed to install and run the software! But before hand i must warn you that some of the code in this tutorial which you have to use to run Microsoft office may corrupt your computer if inputted incorrectly! We do not take any responsibility if your computer/laptop/notebook ect.. gets harmed!

Step 1:
Go to  your application tab and select Ubuntu Software Centre. Then search and install “Wine Microsoft Windows Compatibility layer”. Once installed close the Ubuntu Software Centre by clicking the X

Step 2:
Now you have to install a plugin called “Wine Tricks”. To install this go to “Applications > Accessories  > Terminal”. When the terminal appears type in the below command , then press enter on your keyboard

wget www.kegal.com/wine/winetricks

This process of installing may take a couple of minutes. So be patient!

Step 3:
You know have to active the plugin. So type in the command below wait a couple of minutes and then resume to step 4

sh winetricks msxml13 dotnet20 gdiplus riched20 riched30 vcrun2005sp1

A whole lot of text will appear which means the plugin is now running as it should.

Step 4:
We know how to edit a sentence of linux’s coding. Please MAKE SURE you do the following below correctly or you may corrupt your system. PROCEED WITH CAUTION!

To edit the code now go back into terminal and this time type the command

gksu gedit /usr/share/applications/wine.desktop

Now a text document should appear. Now look for the code “xec=cautious-launcher %f wine start /unix” and delete it and replace it with ” Exec=wine start /unix %f ” don’t include the “.

Step 5:
Now restart your computer. You can proceed without restarting, this just makes sure that changes do take affect.

Step 6:
Now you need to edit a settings. Now go to  Applications > Wine > Configure Wine

Under Windows Settings click on the arrow on the drop down menu and select “Windows XP”. Only the Windows XP settings will work! Now click apply and close the window

Step 7:
Now insert your Microsoft office 2007 disc, open the disc and RIGHT click “Setup.exe” and than select “Open with Wine”

Then install office 2007 like you would with windows. But when you get prompted to install windows updates say “No, Never”. This may cause ubuntu to go funny if you say yes.

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Thats all you have to do now Office should work. Please keep in mind this may contain a number of bugs as Wine is still in developing stages!

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10 Awesome Features of Ubuntu 10.04. LTS Release on April 29

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Hi, all techies out there!  This is an announcement for you all who are crazy about the new and stable OS’es and of course our Ubuntu OS fans. Ubuntu 10.04 Long Term Support (LTS) codenamed “Lucid Lynx” is about to be released on April 29, 2010. Ubuntu 9.10 codenamed “Karmic Koala” which was released on October 29, 2009 was a huge success.


As we all know, Ubuntu is an Operating System built by a worldwide team of Expert Developers and the best about it is “OPEN SOURCE” i.e. it can be modified, redistributed and passed along your friends and the OS is totally free of cost.

The new features of Ubuntu 10.04 are:

1. This is Ubuntu’s third LTS release after 8.04, the last LTS release. LTS means free security updates and this release guarantees five years free updates for Servers and  three years for Desktops.

2. Better Artwork than 9.10, like better visual effects for the default desktop.

3. Ubuntu 10.04 target boot speed is 10 seconds. Speed is UBUNTU. Thus even a slow CPU is adjusted by Ubuntu. Fast installation too. The minimum time is 20 minutes for complete OS installation.

4. Amazing Boot Experience. A graphical OS selector is implemented for switching between two or more OS’es. A fully revamped Bootscreen which also allows option of installing new updates on shutdown.

5. Ubuntu Software Center. With a simple design it can be used to install and remove software packages and to add repositories for finding, installing and managing new application. In this version we will find an upgraded version of Synaptic, Gdebi and the Update Manager.

6. A new GNOME Desktop environment with a number of great new features.

7. Enhanced applications of Mozilla Firefox, Linux Kernel, KDE, HAL removal for faster bootup.

8. Improved support for nVidia proprietary graphics drivers.

9. Ubuntu’s “CLOUD COMPUTING”. UEC are now automatically discovered and registered.

10. Ubuntu One cloud Storage  for backup and easy sync.

Download New Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
Install Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha 3 (64bit) in Virtualbox

I dont have to say anything but that, Ubuntu is all about insane boot interfaces, best for networking and purely exhilarating graphic designs. it is an OS for the true geeks of our world.

“LIVE IT EXPERIENCE IT”

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