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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Install MS Office in ubuntu

This is an interesting post.
PlayOnLinux is a very cool software which allows you to easily install and use numerous games and softwares designed to run with Microsoft®'s Windows®.
There are numerous M$ softwares that can be installed in linux using playonlinux.
I will show you how to install playonlinux in ubuntu and then how to install MSOffice in ubuntu using playonlinux.

To install playonlinux:

1.Add playonlinux repository:
sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
2.Then update:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install playonlinux

To install MS Office:
1.Go to your menu and open Application-->Games-->PlayOnlinux
2.Click Office.
3.And then install your favorite office suite.

Following pic is taken from here

NOTE: It will ask for CDROM to get setup but you can also provide the absolute directory path to the directory that contains MSOffice setup.Please take care that the directory doesn't contain spaces.

To install M$ games click on games tab in Playonlinux window and then follow the instructions.
For more info see here

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