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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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Unable to successfully launch Practice Exam test generator using Wine

I have just recenetly downloaded the following training kit which includes ebooks, practice tests and much more: MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit Exams 70-640, 70-642, 70-643, 70-647 Windows Server 2008 ...
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Microsoft Sculpt Comfort mouse doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I just bought this new Microsoft Sculpt Comfort mouse but Ubuntu can't find it from the Bluetooth settings. I installed BlueMan, but nothing happen. Any ideas?
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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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Cannot install Ubuntu within Windows 8.1, BIOS based

When I try to install Ubuntu via bootable USB drive, it displays at the boot time, no operating system detected. And after that I tried to extract ISO image file of Ubuntu but that too didn't work ...
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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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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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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?
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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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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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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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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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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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Would Microsoft Visual studios C++ 2010 work on Ubuntu?

I want to use Ubuntu but I'm not sure if it will work for Microsoft Visual Studios C++ 2010. Or is there another program that will work on Ubuntu that will work just as good (if not better) than ...
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What are the current legal issues going on between Ubuntu and Microsoft? [closed]

I know this is none of my business, still, since Microsoft always tries to bump its competitors, i was wondering what current legal issues are going on between Ubuntu and Microsoft Corp., and is ...
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use kinect camera as a webcam in ubuntu

I have a python openCV program that uses a webcam to track an image target. I switched computers, but this new computer does not have a webcam. I hooked up my kinect, installed stome stuff from ...
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Problem with Microsoft core fonts installer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I accept the agreement in a terminal, like for ttf-mscorefonts-installer? Yes, very strange problem indeed. I installed Gnome package for a more beautifull ...
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Turn off Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse Haptic feedback?

I got a new Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse recently, and I like it a lot. The one thing that drives me a little batty is the Haptic Feedback "buzzer" it uses when you scroll. The Windows driver has ...
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Can I run SQL Server on Ubuntu?

My company develops software with two sides: client and server. I've installed Microsoft SQL Server on Windows and am running the client side on Ubuntu with some configuration. But I'm wondering: is ...
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mms:// Microsoft Media Server (MMS) on Ubuntu

I am trying to experiment the mms:// protocol on linux. Not necessarily I need to stream any media but I like to see the request query logs, headers, etc from a client. Basically, I have an html tag ...
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No picture with a Microsoft VX-1000 webcam in Skype

I have a problem with my webcam in Skype on Ubuntu 11.10. There is no picture. Yesterday I installed the x64 version and there was a picture, but with strong artifacts. Today I installed the 32-bit ...