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Download Visual Studio Code for Linux Extract it: unzip VSCode-linux-x64.zip -d ~/path/to/VSCode Run the Code executable to open Visual Studio Code (Optional) Create a symbolic link to conveniently run code from the terminal: sudo ln -s /path/to/VSCode/Code /usr/local/bin/code Source: https://code.visualstudio.com/Docs/setup#_linux


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You can use Ubuntu Make to download and install Visual Studio Code: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make Then install Visual Studio Code: umake web visual-studio-code Then click on the Visual studio icon that it automatically places on your launcher. References: ...


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Visual Studio Code doesn't have to be installed, per se. Instead you can unzip the archive wherever you want it, then run the program by double-clicking the file called Code (which is the main executable). Here's a GUI-oriented procedure for doing so: Go to the Visual Studio Code site and click Download Code for Linux. (You should probably also review the ...


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Fonts like Calibri and Cambria resort to using embedded bitmaps when adjusted to small sizes. To disable this font behaviour, put the following into $HOME/.fonts.conf: <match target="font" > <edit name="embeddedbitmap" mode="assign"> <bool>false</bool> </edit> </match> Create the file if it doesn't ...


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You wouldn't say you car wasn't "letting you" drive it if you filled it with the wrong fuel. The software you're trying to use is not designed for Ubuntu; it's designed for use on Windows. The same basic principal applies to most operating systems. The software is not simply cross-compatible. I assume the "Microsoft 8" you're talking about is Windows 8. ...


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You're using Intel graphics and the current open source driver doesn't have what Halo demands. It works great on AMD and Nvidia hardware. I too have been trying to get Halo to work on my Intel laptop.


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You can certainly try the approach I will outline below but I don't know if anyone has tried it successfully. Install virtualization software on your Ubuntu machine (VMWare, Xen, VirtualBox). Install Microsoft Windows Server in the virtual machine. Install MS SQL Server on the newly installed Windows Server. I don't know if any other way would work but ...


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cd to the directory where you have downloaded VSCode-linux-x64.zip and run unzip VSCode-linux-x64.zip -d ./vscode to extract the contents of downloaded .zip file to a folder vscode. I did it and it did not give me any error. I could not run it by clicking Code because I am getting -bash: ./Code: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error, mostly because I ...


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I made a .deb package with a hack that compels sni-qt:i386 to use images located in /usr/share/pixmaps/skype/ directory for systemtray skype status icons, based on webguruz.ru page posted by @user312051. To install wget https://www.dropbox.com/s/x91gec5q0uz3hnx/sni-qt_0.2.6-0ubuntu1_i386-modified.deb?dl=0 -O sni-qt_0.2.6-0ubuntu1_i386-modified.deb sudo ...


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The way I've done it is as follows. Using a terminal: Create a directory for the files and change to this directory: mkdir msvs && cd msvs The directory name is arbitrary. Unpack the zip file in your new folder: unzip ../Downloads/VSCode-linux-x64.zip Run the ide using ./Code & You can also create a desktop link so that you can ...


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The biggest issue I have with dual booting is the fact that a reboot is needed to run a program from the other OS. Which obviously include closing all your running applications, sometimes just to run a quick program in the other OS and then come back, having to reopen what was open before. So, unless the program you need to run in Windows doesn't work from ...


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Everyone here is going to say Ubuntu is great, of course! However, I'd recommend keeping Windows installed, until you are sure you can do without it (especially for Microsoft things, and possibly gaming). Dual booting is slightly more irritating than a VM, since (as David Santos says), you have to reboot. It's not really that difficult to do, you ...


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This is within a terminal window. Were you trying to click the button with the mouse? It's slightly counter-intuitive, but often the only way to move to those kind of buttons in the terminal is to use the Tab key. I discovered this many years ago when I first started using Linux, and had trouble finding an answer to what must have been obvious to everyone ...


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I don't know of any legal issues between Ubuntu and Microsoft. Indeed, Microsoft is contributing to the development of several key technologies we use in Ubuntu -- most notably Linux and Samba4. They're not the same bad guy they used to be. There are other companies I would be more afraid of, with Apple being the primary bully.


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There are existing questions and answers for your problems. Can I remove the Skype panel icon? Hows to set Skype shortcut for opening existing instance?


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There is a bug not allowing to modify Flash settings through the normal settings. There is a solution though. Go to the Global Storage Settings panel and make the changes you need (allowing the site) through there. Then visit the www.midomi.com site again and it should work.


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If you really want 100% accuracy, then buy Microsoft Office and install it through wine. Another possibility is to install the free Microsoft Word viewer.


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Update: Wine is apparently not an option. As stated in the comments, ASP.NET/Visual Studio does not work under Wine. Wine (a Windows emulator) may be an option. sudo apt-get install wine Then look in Winetricks (which is installed along with Wine) to see if it has a listing for ASP.NET. If it does, you should install it through Winetricks. If you don't ...


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start skype with the following command LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype If this doesn't work, make sure you install the 32bit libv4l-0 package first. Your Skype is a 32bit version and it needs the 32bit libv4l-0 package (even though your ubuntu is 64 bit). If you don't have it install it by the following commands. sudo dpkg ...


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You don't need Visual Studio to access MS SQL Server. If you're developing an application (as mentioning Visual Studio would imply), you need some library for your language of choice which would allow you to connect to the server. What is the language you're using? For example, for Python there's pymssql There's also FreeTDS, which, as I understand, is a ...


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No experience with ripole or .OLE2 documents, but from the man page it doesn't seem too hard to run from the terminal. Have you used the terminal at all before? If not have a quick read of this All I think you need to do is open a terminal then assuming the file is in /home/user/, make a new directory where you want the file to be extracted to (eg tmp) ...


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telepathy-butterfly which is a backend to the default Ubuntu IM client Empathy has just received support for the p2pv2 protocol, which will be the only voice/video protocol used by future version versions of the official Windows client. (see bug report and OMG! Ubuntu) Whilst these fixes are in the source code, it will take time for a new version of ...


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It isn't possible. Appindicators are platform independent, though, so you could implement a panel for Windows that supported them, and then applications using them would just work. But that is a fair amount of work. Perhaps it might be possible to port Unity-2D to Windows, but I don't think there's any proposal or will to do that.


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Visual Studio would run like death on Ubuntu, but if C++ is your target language, there are way better options out there, many of which are free. Try Eclipse: http://www.eclipse.org/ or Code::Blocks: http://www.codeblocks.org/ Both are very popular.


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Here are commands for MS Explorer touch, in case someone needs them: Haptic feedback off: usbconfig -d N.N do_request 0x21 0x09 0x0322 0x0002 0x001B \ 0x22 0x82 0x01 0x00 0x03 0x03 0x01 0x03 0x1F 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 Haptic feedback on: usbconfig -d N.N do_request 0x21 0x09 0x0322 0x0002 ...


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Newer kernels (3.0 or higher IIRC) support using the Kinect's RGB camera as a regular webcam. Suppose the Kinect camera is /dev/video0, you can run this command to get a video stream: $ gst-launch-0.10 v4l2src device=/dev/video0 ! video/x-raw-yuv ! ffmpegcolorspace ! xvimagesink That means OpenCV's highgui.cvCreateCameraCapture(0) should also just work ...


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I got this working on Ubunut using this user agent spoofer extension, http://spoofer-extension.appspot.com/. It doesn't work on the built in Windows Chrome 13 user agent, but if you use this user agent , taken from this site, Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.2; WOW64) AppleWebKit/535.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/16.0.912.63 Safari/535.7 It should work. Note ...


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Download the Powerbase installer script for Visual Studio Code Become root sudo -i Change to your download directory (probably ~/Downloads/) cd /home/*yourusername*/Downloads/ Run the installer script. If there are no errors, it will just exit… sh ./vscodeinstaller.sh That’s it. Nothing special about this one and it should work in any Linux ...


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As some commentators stated, not all apps can be installed using Wine. If you must have, basically, native Microsoft Office you will have to use their online equivalents. If you're a Chrome person, there are also web app versions of MS Office apps as well. Microsoft Office Online Chrome Web Store - Word Online


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While not a web-app, I am successfully running Office 2010 using PlayOnLinux (http://www.playonlinux.com/en/supported_apps-3-0.html) on 13.04. I use it daily and find that this is the best solution for the compatibility you are looking for. I've used CrossOver (http://www.codeweavers.com/) previously, but I find PoL works well and there's no cost.



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