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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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no there is no alternative to Wine except installing Windows. So either install Windows in a partition or run it under a virtual environment. The general answer will be no, as stated above. But there are Ubuntu compatible alternatives for many programs which means there might be a native program you can install instead.


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there is CrossOver. it's a fork of wine, well tested and supported but not free https://www.codeweavers.com/products/crossover-linux/. otherwise you have VM solutions (virtualbox, vmware...) but not the same as wine


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Windows programs can not be run in Linux directly, both systems are too different. Linux has a ton of applications, FileZilla and 7zip for example are available as native Linux programs ready to install and use. If you want to use windows programs on Linux than you need to install a runtime environment like Wine. Installation instructions can be found here ...


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Easiest way, set the Ubuntu Hard Drive as your first/primary drive. Then in terminal run sudo grub-update That should automatically recognize the other Windows partitions on the other drives and add them automatically. You can also change the primary boot partition in: /etc/default/grub



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