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I was curious seeing as how my work uses it, so will it run? or is there a way of getting it to run?

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superuser.com/questions/275120/… –  Tachyons Mar 24 '12 at 22:22
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You may try using Wine (see Software Center) for Windows applications. Not sure if Office 2010 will work. Although Office 2003 works fine for me.

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Microsoft Office 2007 works well too. - bit.ly/igN2BC (English Tutorial) - bit.ly/eaC4iM (German Tutorial) –  Pablo Apr 13 '11 at 7:28
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Wine is a Windows application compatibility layer that allows you to run some Windows applications in Linux.

According to Wine AppDB for MS Office 2010, MS Office 2010 (32-bit) is given a Platinum rating, ie; it installs and runs flawlessly on an out-of-the-box Wine installation. Wine Version 1.5.13 or better is required for greater compatibility.

I have had much success getting office 2007 working, but nothing past that. I'd recommend taking a look into learning more about LibreOffice.

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LibreOffice is just so limiting compared to the power that Excel especialy, but even Word and PowerPoint provide at this point. –  KronoS Nov 1 '11 at 6:44
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A fallback option is to run an actual version of Windows under a virtualization system like virtualbox or KVM. Of these, VirtualBox is the easiest to get running and to learn: just install the package virtualbox-ose with aptitude, Synaptic, etc. It's a fairly standard GUI application. Consult the online manual and/or other documentation for further info.

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I tried to install Office 2010 on my Ubuntu system. It crashed half way through. However, Office 2007 works without issues on the same settings. I suggest you try out Office 2007 . There is virtually no difference between the two. Mind you, MS Outlook and MS Access dont run on wine at all (atleast for me they fail to launch every time) . Only Word, Powerpoint , Excel and Publisher and Visio will work.

UPDATE:

I have managed to install office 2010 using playonlinux 4.0.16 on Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 1 64bit. Find the tutorial here

Its as easy as installing it on Windows. See the screenshot below enter image description here

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install playonlinux, fire up playonlinux and chose "other download software" on the left hand side, and select Office 2010 on the right hand side scroll list. After that it is pretty clear on how to install office 2010. The install process takes a while so be patient.

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I am currently using Microsoft Office 2010 Professional and it works great, didnt have ANY problems installing or starting it up. Get this, it actually runs faster in linux than it did when i used to have windows on this box... i almost laughted my head right off.

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and KDE 9.10.0, 32-bit (i386) all around. My Wine version is 1.5 I use the kubuntu backports for kde and the backports for wine as well just to keep updated.

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YES is what i meant to say answering your question (and i know, its been 3 years but better late than never, take it from me, office 2010 will be the best anyways, if the new office is anything like windows 8, its gonna suck) –  osirisgothra Mar 5 '13 at 12:00
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