Office 2010

Amedee Van Gasse (ub) amedee-ubuntu at
Mon Aug 30 14:31:57 UTC 2010

On Mon, August 30, 2010 11:12, Chadley Wilson wrote:
> 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

The answer is very simple and has nothing to do with fanaticism.

For MS Office or other desktop applications: virtualisation. I recommend
Virtualbox, but VMWare is also OK.

For games like StarCraft2: dual boot. You'll want the full computing power
of your pc and if certain game vendors only write games for Windows then
you will have to accept their terms and conditions. If you do not accept
that, then choose games that are known to work on Linux.


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