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How to use microsoft maren in ubuntu?

So there is this app which is called microsoft maren that allows you to type arabic using an english keyboard (you type in english characters and it transliterate it to arabic). Thing is this app is ...
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Software Deployment for Windows Computers?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my workstation. I was given the task to deploy an .msi package to 12 computers and needs to be run silently. I want to replace SCCM, PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory ...
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15.04 - Delays after logging off

Preparing Windows 10 arrival and refusing to let Microsoft or any other company to watch my activity, I finally also installed Ubuntu on our family computer in the leaving room after using it on my ...
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Why Skype doesn't let me log in via MS acc. on Ubuntu 14.04

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and loaded Skype from official site. Then went through some instructions on this site. It works only on my Skype account and when I try to log in via MS account ...
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Error [IM002] on unixODBC FreeTDS

I'm trying to query a SQL Server DB using unixODBC FreeTDS and isql I'm getting the error: [IM002][unixODBC][Driver Manager]Data source name not found, and no default driver specified [ISQL]ERROR: ...
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Can't connect to MS SQL with pyodbc

I just spent hours trying to acomplish a simple task. I had python code that I used to run in windows, and it access a MS SQL db on a windows server 2008. I set up a ubuntu server and want to run this ...
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Thunderbird setup for Microsoft Outlook email [duplicate]

How to Sync Calendar and Address book in Thunderbird for Microsoft Outlook email ?
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How Do I Setup Microsoft Visual Studio: Code as a Default Editor?

Microsoft Visual Studio Code is a really nice editor and I would like to make it my default normal (not terminal) text-editor over Gedit, Emacs, or Vim. (I know, I'm so evil.) There's no way for me ...
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Is Skype in partener repository the same as from website?

I have noticed that in the partner repository that there is a package called skype, is this the same package that you get from the Skype website? And is it managed by Microsoft too? Or is there any ...
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How to install Microsoft silverlight on Ubuntu with wine

i want to install Microsoft silverlight on ubuntu is there an way for that
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Can I get Directx 10/11 working on Ubuntu 14.04 or higher?

I have been searching the internet for a while now looking for a way to install and get directx 10/11 working in Ubuntu so that I can play games that need directx 10/11, like Just Cause 2, and a lot ...
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Bluetooth mouse pairs, but doesn't work

I'm trying to get my bluetooth mouse (Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Mouse) to work. I've got it paired and trusted using blueman-manager. But the device isn't recognized as a mouse, it is listed as ...
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VSCode error when launched from terminal [duplicate]

I have VSCode installed on Ubunutu 14.04 64-bit but when it's launched from terminal there is this error: [6303:0615/111654:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(170)] Running without the SUID sandbox! See ...
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Problem installing Microsoft font

When I tried to install Microsoft fonts from my ubuntu software center, it says it installed okay. But when I open writer there is no microsoft font appear in font list. I reinstall it but it's not ...
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Is it possible to retrieve the mentioned drives?

My wife tried to install ubuntu as dual with windows and she ended up with this link http://paste.ubuntu.com/11416559/ , you can clearly see that there are 2 Microsoft drives inside sda1. The question ...
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Error while installing Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 14.04

I've been trying to install MS Visual Studio Code after it was announced today, on my Ubuntu 14.04 computer. I've read the official docs and setup from Microsoft and I've read an answer to a question ...
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How to install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu?

I just downloaded VSCode-linux-x64 from the Microsoft website. It's a 62 MB zip file. How can I install it on my Ubuntu system?
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Anyone else having trouble accessing dynamic windows partitions from Ubuntu?

So, I have been trying to access my striped (software raid disk from Ubuntu) for at least six months. Now I know there are guides out there, but they are a bit hard to follow, at least for me. So I ...
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Increase/decrease volume through keyboard takes forever (Ubuntu 14.10)

Whenever I try to increase or decrease my current desktop volume level (dB) by pressing "-" or "+" on my Sidewinder X4 keyboard it takes about 15~30s for the changes to be applied?
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Is Ubuntu under attack from Google & Microsoft? [closed]

I am not sure if other long time users of Ubuntu have noticed this trend of late. It is becoming ever harder and harder to install ubuntu on new laptops loaded with Windows or ChromeOS. Unlike past ...
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MS Word Vs LibreOffice Writer - Page Format and Margins

Quick question: When I save a 2-page document in MS Word and then open it in LibreOffice Writer, for some reason it turns to be 3 pages since the Page Format and Margins in LibreOffice writer are ...
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how to combinate ubuntu with 4G RAM PC, MS Office and photoshop?

I have 4G RAM PC and want to use Ubuntu. How should I run MS office and Photoshop? Should I install Windows for that, use emulator which may take a lot of ram or its possible to install it into ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Hi I had Ubuntu for some time now, for new purposes of experience, but I can't find myself to enjoy it any more, so I purchased Windows 8.1 and can't install over Ubuntu can someone please help me!!! ...
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WSUS Alternative

Do you have any idea of alternative to WSUS in Ubuntu to update Windows machines from internal local server to decrease bandwidth consuming?
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wine installation problem - Microsoft agreement [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 with the latest updates. I did an apt-get install wine. After a lengthy install a screen appears from microsoft about use of their fonts. There appears no way to agree to ...
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Can I run Microsoft Office 2013/2014? [duplicate]

Is there a way to run Microsoft Office 2013 or 2014 on Ubuntu 14.04? Wine won't work.
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boot-repair fails (UEFI and pre-installed Windows 8)

I have bought a new laptop, Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101, with pre-installed Windows 8, after one day of figuring out how to install Ubuntu in UEFI I finally managed to do it (which wasn´t easy, as ...
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Change skype tray icon

Skype version 4.2 comes with a low res 48x48 statusbar/tray icon. How can I change the icon to a higher resolution icon?
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Will ubuntu work for a windows surface 2

I'm new to Linux and want to install Ubuntu on my surface 2 all I want to know is. Is this possible? Please can I have an answer from someone who has done this so I know it will work.
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Ubuntu 13.10 and Microsoft Wireless Notebook presenter 8000

I've tried pairing my mouse Microsoft Wireless Notebook presenter 8000 on my HP pavilion dv9000 laptop but I just can't hit "pair" button! (it is actually a "continue" button) I've tried this ...
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Remap side touch button on Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse

I recently purchased a Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse. It uses Bluetooth to connect to my laptop and all regular mouse buttons work perfect under both Linux and Windows 7. What's different about this ...
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Downloading urls with backslashes with wget or curl from IIS server

I was trying for some time to find out why I could not download a url like this: http://domain.com/dir/msrubbish.aspx?urlPath=D:\2014\AC_001\English\AC001_FIN_E_182.PDF The URLs were pointing to a ...
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Problem installing ubuntu-restricted-extras

First thing, I'm far from a Linux wiz... Based on some questions and answers around playing mp4 files, I ran sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras. Things seemed to be going fine until ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Bluetooth Mouse issue

First of all, everything works normally on the same computer with Windows 8.1. If I connect the mouse to Ubuntu 13.10 manually (pressing special button on the device), it enables and works properly. ...
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Can Microsoft Office 365 or a similar web app be used from Ubuntu?

I need to generate Word documents (both .doc and .docx), which will work on a typical Windows or Mac setup with any common version of Microsoft Word to the degree possible. LibreOffice sometimes ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Microsoft Sculpt keyboard

there is some misunderstanding between my Dell laptop with ubuntu and microsoft keyboard. When using default bluetooth software, keyboard is found, but bluetooth manager's pairing finishes with ...
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Is dual booting the answer, or separate OS per device?

I have a laptop I have been using for about 2 years now. Works decent for gaming, but I am going to hopefully build a PC soon for much better gaming performance. For school, I am taking classes which ...
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Linux 101 verses Microsoft Windows [closed]

I've been following Linux since the late 1990s. Here is my question: First, why cannot Microsoft Window applications and programs software companies start making their proprietary arts and crafts ...
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Program for Ubuntu that opens .mbf format?

I just cleaned up a computer and installed linux on it in place of vista. I made a backup of everything that was needed to be kept on a USB and transferred it to Linux. Now the only files that I have ...
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Thinking of switching to Ubuntu, can it do all the following things?

Sorry for the basic question, but can Ubuntu: Access Microsoft SkyDrive, on which some important documents are stored; Access Microsoft Zune, which is how I get music onto my Windows Phone, or can ...
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Microsoft office [closed]

My online school provides Microsoft office applications that we can download to our computer. I absolutely need them for my assignments. Is there a way I can download these applications on Ubuntu?
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LD_PRELOAD fails with Skype [closed]

I'm trying to run Skype on Ubuntu 13.04, and getting a black void instead of my webcam input, when my webcam works with other applications such as Cheese. The traditional solution is to run ...
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why wont ubuntu let me download microsoft products [closed]

I would like to download Microsoft 8 to evaluate. Why will Ubuntu not run the windows setup.exe file. Any help would be really appreciated
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Microsoft Keyboard shortcuts [duplicate]

I am using Microsoft Keyboard (With Ubuntu 12.04 KDE 64bit) and I have some keys there. For example Calculator key and start keys. I want start calculator as I press Calculator key and display Ubuntu ...
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Microsoft Surface Pro choices for Ubuntu install. Which is better?

I am looking to install Ubuntu on my Surface Pro. There are two option that others suggest. First is to install Ubuntu as the sole OS and use a restore disk every time I want to use windows. ...
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Can't install dotnet

Every time I do winetricks dotnet20 The install window comes up, I hit next, and then it crashes. Here's what the terminal says l@l-Aspire-5515:~$ winetricks dotnet20 Executing w_do_call ...
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how Microsoft Office 2010 work? [duplicate]

Im new in using Ubuntu 10.14 as my laptop's OS. And I practically need MS Office 2010 for my study and work. Can someone give me step by step procedure to install the MS? Im also not familiar to wine. ...
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How to work on the ASP.NET in Ubuntu?

I want to work on the ASP.NET in Ubuntu. I use mono but it lack some of the features. It doesn't have the toolbar and not any designing tools. Please help.
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Checking LibreOffice-saved Microsoft Word files

I'm looking for a method to verify that a .doc or .docx file that has been created in Microsoft Word, and then modified in Ubuntu (in my case, with LibreOffice) will look the same when I give it to ...
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How can I access files created in Windows? [closed]

I downloaded Ubuntu but no matter what I do I can't access my MS files. How do I access them?