Office 2010

Johnny Rosenberg gurus.knugum at
Mon Aug 30 09:52:26 UTC 2010

2010/8/30 Chadley Wilson <chadleyw at>:
> Hey All,
> Potentially dangerous question for the list!
> So now I just cannot leave my Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit alone.
> Yeah, the winbloze networking can be tricky and yeah, my new star craft won't work and yeah... I could go on.
> But the desktop is awesome, I love it to bits...
> So how can I run Office 2010 in my Ubuntu?
> Wine or some better emulator?
> I need .Net framework in order for it to install ;(
> PS:
> I know all the open source fanatics are going to jump in on this one, and even if I say my reasons are none of your business, you guys will still want to fight. So the reason why I want Office 2010, is because open office advanced formulas are not compatible with MS office, and visa versa...
> Open Office lacks modern means of navigation and interface, and I hate getting a pop up window every time I delete a value in a cell.

It's becuase you use the delete key. Use the backspace key instead.
It's also possible (and easy) to change the shortcuts as you wish. I,
for instance, delete with the delete key without a popup, and if I
want a popup I use the backspace key.

> Basically for me, Open office still looks like Office 97.

Rubbish. I have had Office '97 for a couple of years, and looks nothing like it. Are you sure you are not blind?

> It totally blows. As new as the underlying code may be, the interface sucks.
> So even though the MS OS sucks and lacks decent desktop effects, their office package is awesome.

Maybe so for you. I switched to because I couldn't do
what I wanted with MS Office, and it was really simple things. So
obviously we all have different needs, so it seems to be somewhat
stupid to say that this and that is worse than something. Someone
might disagree.

Anyway, you were almost right in ”I know all the open source fanatics
are going to jump in on this one”. I am not an open source fanatic
though (for example I use the Opera web browser exclusively).

To try to answer your question then, I would say that it's probably
impossible to run MS Office 2010 in Wine, but you could probably
install Windows virtually and run it there. Or why not just use
Windows and skip Ubuntu? That's what I would do in your case. Or dual

Best regards

Johnny Rosenberg

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> Research and Development | Pinnacle Africa
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