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How to install a program from a .pkg file on ubuntu?

I recently downloaded microsoft office visio and was planning on using wine to install it on my laptop running ubuntu 12.04. But I can't access the .exe file.
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How do I delete Ubuntu installed with Windows system dual-boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows XP on a different partition and I want to delete Ubuntu while retaining the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 'Laggy'--can this be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I improve overall system performance? Why is Ubuntu slower than Windows Xp? This is a bit of an odd question, and I don't think 'laggy' is the right word, but ...
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I installed Ubuntu and I can no longer boot win 7 or ubuntu. Can someone help me? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 doesn’t boot after Ubuntu install I installed Ubuntu and I can no longer boot win 7 or Ubuntu. Can someone help me? I tried 3 ISO boot boot fixes and none ...
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Acer V3-571 came pre-installed with Windows 8: possible to install Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I recently got an Acer V3-571 which came pre-installed with Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu on ...
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Why do the “used size” in partitioning on installation don't match the values I see in Windows?

This is what the windows screen looks like: Volume Layout Type File System Status Capacity FreeSpace (C:) Simple Dynamic NTFS Healthy(Boot,Page ...
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How can I get Ubuntu to work alongside windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I'm not really good with computers, so I have no idea what's going on. What I do know is that I ...
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Visual Studio on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Visual Studio 2012? I was told Visual studio would not work for Ubuntu. However, after searching to see if I can get notepad++ to work on a new install ...
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How do I preserve Xubuntu while installing Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Windows 7 alongside a pre-existing Ubuntu installation? Im looking to get Windows 7 Starter running on my laptop again as a Dual Boot so that I can run ...
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Can't boot Windows Vista after installing Ubuntu

I'm very new to Ubuntu, and have come to this point that I can't boot back to my Windows Vista anymore. I thought that I would get some kind of dual boot in the beginning when booting my computer, ...
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Can I use virtualbox to install Ubuntu Linux on Windows?

I wanted to use Linux, but keep Windows 8; so is it possible to have run both OS's on one PC?
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Can Wubi use the ISO I already have?

The Windows Installer for Ubuntu desktop instructions say that an ISO image for Ubuntu is downloaded during the installation process. But what if I already have an ISO image for Ubuntu. Can I make ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 Dual Boot - Bluetooth Pairing

I have a Dell L702X which has been enabled for UEFI via Custom BIOS and I have Windows 8 Pro x64 and Ubuntu 12.10 x64 successfully dual booting on GPT. I have named my device under Ubuntu with the ...
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how to remove ubuntu without keyboard, mouse, and cd drive [closed]

is there anyway i can remove ubuntu without a keyboard nor mouse(I can use my mouse and keyboard in windows), and no cd drive. I could delete the ubuntu partition in windows but if i do so how can i ...
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Post-Ubuntu 12.10 Windows Install on Dual Hard Drives [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set up multiple HDD? I can see that there are other similar threads, but many relate to older versions of Ubuntu or take a slightly different tact. The setup ...
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Which installation drive to choose?

I'm using the Ubuntu installer Should I pick (C:) [39GB free] or (D:) [89GB free]? I keep all (0.5GB) of files on (D:) and keep installed programs on (C:). Will anything happen to my files if I ...
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Can I put my Windows XP installation on a disk for later use? [closed]

I intend to learn Linux in-depth and I'd like to start with a "clean" machine (Microsoft free). I just need to know if I can put my factory installed Windows XP on disc for later use (spare parts ...
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How can I have Windows 7 in Virtualbox recognise USB devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox Recently I installed Windows in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS using Virtualbox. I want to know how to access external hard disks or USBs in the Virtual ...
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To convert a Windows machine to Ubuntu, can I just boot the CD and install?

Rather than reinstall Windows I thought I would use my older machine to come up to speed on Ubuntu and dedicate the machine to that. I have another Windows machine operating do I just download ...
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trying to install 12.10 does not have option to run alongside of windows, i have 444780 MB of shrink space

Windows says i can shrink the space. Should i use their option or is that too risky also will this change allow me to run ubuntu alongside of windows?
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Remove domain user access to ubuntu machine

I have configured my Ubuntu server to allow login using Windows AD credentials. I have added enabled a domain group to login to ubuntu machine(by adding them in sudoer file) #%mydomain\\domain^users ...
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How to identify and replace broken files in a corrupted Ubuntu ISO?

So, this isn't exactly an issue running Ubuntu, but rather with installing it. Every time I try to download the Ubuntu ISO (from any source) it seems to end up corrupt. That is, the MD5 sums are ...
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How to download ISO for Windows Defender Offline tool from Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm trying to download an ISO of the Windows Defender Offline Tools (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline) to run on a relative's Windows PC. I'm running Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize itself [closed]

I installed Ubuntu in trial mode. Grub wasn't installed properly, so I reinstalled Windows and now it gives me the option to choose between OS. However, when I try to install Ubuntu, it says that ...
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External Hard Disk Damaged | Not Detecting

I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my external 80 GB hard disk. During installation I selected "Something else" option. I formatted the hard disk there with "free space" as file system. As there was ...
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Is there a way on ubuntu to keep offline files like in windows?

In windows there is a option when you browse network folders that copies selected files to local disk. Then you can work with those files, create, modify, delete and when you are in the same network ...
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Make ubuntu usb bootable on windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu? How to create a live usb for Windows in Ubuntu I know there are a lot of tools to create a bootable usb for ubuntu with windows. But I'm ...
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How to convert DVD to WMV (or another format acceptable by Windows Movie Maker)?

I need to convert DVD to WMV file or another format acceptable by Windows Movie Maker (video is going to be edited on windows machine). What software should I use?
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How can I use Windows after installing Ubuntu in Windows?

I recently installed Ubuntu. I didn't install it from a disk, I downloaded it directly from the site and installed from Windows. Is there a way to maybe switch back to Windows now? I want to in order ...
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Ubuntu appeared on my computer after downloading applications, how can I switch back to Windows? [closed]

I've downloaded Ubuntu application on my computer (Windows) to put it on a pen drive and install Ubuntu on an other computer. Then I've installed Ubuntu on this other computer and everything was all ...
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How I can access my software from Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu on my Windows operated laptop. I cannot find my software. I cannot find Google Chrome. I cannot find my pictures (the Pictures folder is empty), I cannot find my Dropbox, or any of ...
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How can I uninstall Ubuntu 12.10 if I installed it with the Windows installer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi? I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 but I want to know before how can I uninstall it and return only to windows and don't have Ubuntu and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Wired Connection Not Working

I am a beginner to Linux and Ubuntu, and my laptop currently dual-boots Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. Neither of my wired and wireless connections are working. My wired network was working, but when I ...
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can i use an ubuntu live usb/cd without damaging my windows 8 pc?

I have a windows 8 laptop with intel i3 and 750gb hard drive. I don't want to install Ubuntu instead of windows and have heard horror stories about only being able to have one system on the hard drive ...
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Is there a performance difference between running .NET applications via Mono and running them via the .NET framework on WINE?

I've been using WINE coupled with .NET for ages to run .NET applications, but I recently found out about Mono, a cross-platform, open source version of the .NET framework. I was wondering: since ...
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How to turn on Network Discovery and Share between computers with Samba

I have an Ubuntu server. Accessing the server from Windows clients works fine. But the server is not listed among the available PCs on Windows client's Network overview. For windows machines it ...
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How to work remotely on Windows 8 from Ubuntu 10.04

How can I work remotely on Windows 8 machine from my Ubuntu 10.04 PC? Is there any guide how to set up remote desktop and VNC this way? (I don't want to use TeamViewer).
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Problems Booting Windows 8 with Grub 2 HELP ASAP

please help. I'm new to linux, decided to try out ubuntu. created a new partition, and replaced windows 8 boot manager with grub 2 by installing grub on the windows 8 partition now windows doesn't ...
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Windows Mounting in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to mount Iphone I'm not sure how to explain this but i'll try and give it a go. Many programmes i have installed on my Ubuntu 11.04 operating system are ...
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Can I install ubuntu on Sony Viao?

I am planning on buying Sony Viao T series SVT13113EN Ultrabook. It comes in two versions - one with Windows 7 and the other with WIndows 8. When I asked the sony people if I cud install ubuntu ...
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MAAS and non-ubuntu images

Can I install an operating system other thsan Ubuntu using MAAS? For example could I install Windows? Or Solaris?
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Can I download and install any windows software in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install windows Software in Ubuntu? Can I download and install any windows software in Ubuntu? For example:Google Chrome, Office, Minecraft, Battlefield 3..... ...
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What are the partitions to create if I want to dual boot ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 7?

I want to dual boot ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 7 on my laptop. I checked some online guides but each one does it differently. Some only create a / (root) partition and a swap partition while others ...
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Can juju deploy charms to an EC2 instance of Windows Server?

Can Juju bootstrap and deploy to an EC2 cloud instance running Windows Server OS, or can Juju only boostrap/deploy to Linux instances? I am experimenting with Juju for the first time and have ...
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Does Wubi work on Aspire One with Windows 8 pre-installed?

I bought an Aspire One 725 pre-loaded with Windows 8 (I didn't know what I was getting into). I am a novice when it comes to installing operating systems, so I would like to use a Windows installer so ...
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Is the Ubuntu Mobile SDK available for Mac OS X or Windows?

I'm a mobile app developer. I code for Android and iOS on Mac OS. I don't want to buy another computer just to code for Ubuntu Mobile. Will the Ubuntu Mobile SDK be available for Mac OS or Windows?
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Is 64 bit ubuntu (120.04.1 LTS) running on VirtualBox hosted by Windows 8 safe?

I recently got a pre-installed Windows 8 system. I wish to dual boot it with ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS but after reading the thread, I'm doubtful of the idea. I can do the stated procedure but i don't want ...
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Windows install vs CD/USB install

I am looking to install ubuntu primarily because I often muck around with my windows system files (authui.dll & ExplorerFrame.dll being the main two) and read that if I happen to corrupt these ...
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Accidentally set GRUB_TIMEOUT=0, cannot boot into Ubuntu now

I have a dual boot system of Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7. Stupidly, I set my default boot OS to Windows 7 using this method and set GRUB_TIMEOUT=0. Now when I boot, the Ubuntu red/purple screen flashes ...
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Making Windows files inaccessible from Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Ubuntu ask for password when mounting partitions? I've installed Ubuntu on a PC with Windows 7. Now since I want to make that PC a VPN server under Ubuntu ...