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How to use Live Meeting on Ubuntu

I am attending this online English course that only works with Microsoft Live Meeting. I bought a new laptop since I will be in Germany for the next three months (I am Italian) and I installed Ubuntu ...
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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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Microsoft Wireless Keyboard Natural 7000 becomes unresponsive every 5 seconds or so

I used to use this keyboard with Ubuntu 12.04 and it was working with no problems, but on Ubuntu 13.10 it frequently becomes unresponsive. Is there a fix available for this issue?
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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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Zune on Ubuntu 12.04

How I can synchronize my Windows Phone on Ubuntu 12.04? I can't find a functional alternative. (Doesn't work: Virtual box, wine)
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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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Microsoft Comfort Desktop 5000 Media Keys

After Spending A fair bit of money on my new Microsoft Comfort 5000 Desktop, some of the media keys and the window switch key does not work. the Favourites and the zoom being some of them. Please ...
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My Microsoft wireless mobile mouse 4000 isnt working

I bought a new mouse and it was working fine for a while. but now every time i put the wireless usb device in any of my laptops it sais that it doesnt recognise the usb device. I havent passed by a ...
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Is it possible to install Microsoft Office without a CD?

I have been a Windows user since... well... always. Now I decided to try Linux Ubuntu, and found out it looks way much better. The problem is, I am a student and constantly need Microsoft ...
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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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Issue with skyrim, steam, and wine

My goal is to play Skyrim on my Ubuntu computer. I have already downloaded Wine, the Windows version of Steam and Skyrim. I have downloaded other games and they work just fine but not Skyrim. I have ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Compaq CQ5110F PC Desktop w/ Windows Vista Home Premium

I have an old desktop computer that currently runs fine with Windows Vista. I would like to move over to Ubuntu but do not know if it is possible. Here are the specs: Compaq CQ5110F PC Processor: ...
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Microsoft office

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

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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C++ and MS SQL connectivity with ODBC

I am quite new to c and MS Sql. I want to connect my C++ code on ubuntu with MS SQL server by using ODBC. please tell me sequence of steps to do so along with important links.. Thanks in Advance... ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 stops working when installing on VirtualBox

So I've tried a couple of times and couldn't find the solution on internet. My problem is that after the instalation is completed I press restart now but then VirtualBox stops working and I get the ...
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can I talk with gtalk users using skype?

I want to talk with gtalk contacts using skype. I followed all steps below and in windows live at People section I can see all my google contacts but I can't talk with these users and also I don't see ...
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How do i install office 365 on ubuntu 12.10

HOW DO I INSTALL office 365 on ubuntu 12.10 instructions please
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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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Will installing Ubuntu wipe my Windows applications off?

If I have Microsoft Office installed on my Windows 8 laptop, will installing Ubuntu OS wipe Microsoft Office and my other apps?
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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?
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Windows Comfort Mouse 4500 Configuration

I just installed Ubuntu after a long break and long hardship with windows 7 and I was wondering if anyone could answer my question of how to configure my two extra buttons on my Microsoft Comfort ...
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Does Microsoft Office run in Crossover/Wine/Playonlinux?

I'm a student so I kinda need full compatibility with Microsoft Office Documents for school. I was wondering if Office will run without major problems in Crossover, Wine, or playonlinux?
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mounting skydrive as a folder

Just finished up installing Ubuntu 12.10. I mainly need a system for school(grad school) so theres a few things I would really like to do, especially Skydrive. Does anyone know how to mount Skydrive ...
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Can I install Ubuntu with a new blank Hard Drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick? I am planning to install a new blank hard drive on my computer but i cannot find the windows iso ...
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Will Microsoft Touch Mouse work?

I would like to buy Microsoft Touch Mouse but I don't know if it's going to work. I am interested especially on the multitouch functions (gestures) and touch scrolling. Have anyone tested it on ...
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Problem getting microsoft arc keyboard working with ubuntu 12.10

I'm trying to get my microsoft arc keyboard working with Ubuntu 12.10. It has never worked. (Some people have reported their keyboard to working partially, working for a while and then stopping, not ...
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Unable to change the Flash microphone settings

I want to find out the name of a song by singing or humming it on Midomi. I follow these steps: I go on the website «www.midomi.com»; I click on the area «Click and Sing or Hum»: a message appears ...
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Microsoft LifeCam Audio Issue

Running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 32-bit on a computer with an Intel core i5 processor, 4GB RAM and a NVIDIA 450GTS Graphics card. I am trying to set up Skype with my webcam. So far everything works almost ...
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microsoft wireless mobile 4000 usb bluetrack mouse not working in ubuntu 12.04?

Do you guys have any idea why my microsoft wireless 4000 usb mobile blue track mouse will not work with Ubuntu 12.04? I have searched many forums and can't really find any usefull information. It's ...
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Running Halo: Combat Evolved on 12.10?

I followed the instructions on WineHQ and got the game installed, but when I run it, it looks like this and the whole screen occasionally flickers. Does anyone know why, and if I can fix it?
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Several problems using Hotmail in Firefox using 12.04

After some initial problems we gained access to my Hotmail account. When we clicked on a download file link, for an attachment nothing happens. File print doesn't work either. Saw some older possible ...
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How to remove Microsoft Office icons?

I know that there are countless questions about how to install office and what not. But the issue I have is now that I have installed it onto my system (and it never worked, just fyi) I am now stuck ...
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Problem accessing skydrive

I am running 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) and using the latest chromium browser to access MS Skydrive on the web. I just get a blank page with no UI. At the same time, I am able to access other services ...
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Problems with ttf font rendering under LibreOffice

Microsoft TTF-fonts such as Calibri and Cambria aren't rendered correctly at certain page zoom levels: (I installed the Microsoft fonts manually by placing them in the ~/.fonts directory and ...
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Ubuntu One doesn't log in on Windows

I love using Ubuntu. However I have a Windows XP desktop at work. I work alot between home and the office. It would be great not to have to use Dropbox instead of U1 to sync my work. U1 installs ...
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How do I install Microsoft Visual Studio? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Visual Studio 2012? How do you install Visual Studio 2010 Professional on Ubuntu 11.10?