I'm new to Ubuntu OS. I installed 18.04. I want to install MS Office software, so I installed wine 3.0, which fails to launch.

  • You will need to specify what MS Office. The version matters a lot. 2nd: why? Use openoffice. Besides visual basic macro's openoffice is compatible with ms office. And VB macro's don't work in wine. If you want to use MS Office install virtualbox, windows in there and office in there. It will be a far better experience. Most MS offices in WINE do not have a gold rating so getting it to work is going to be time consuming The one that does in 365 a nd you can use a -browser- for that. "I'm new to Ubuntu OS" Then WINE is not for you. That is not newby friendly – Rinzwind Jun 5 '18 at 13:13
  • MS word , MS powerpoint and MS excel..install virtual box and then install office means i have to have windows inside ubuntu... actually i want to get rid of windows OS. – Supun Wijesinghe Jun 5 '18 at 13:17
  • Why don't you use LibreOffice? It comes with your Ubuntu installation. LibreOffice does whatever you want , and surely is better than MS Office on Wine. Just click on the icon of LibreOffice that is in your panel on your desktop. It's free and perfect. – Codito ergo sum Jun 5 '18 at 13:22
  • If you want to get rid of Windows you may also want to get rid of Windows software - you will soon get used to the different software designed to get your things done. – Takkat Jun 5 '18 at 13:28
  • WINE is not a drop-in replacement for Windows and it will never give you a good experience. I would advice to either fully go for Ubuntu (so Openoffice and use the "save as " doc(x) for MS support ) and never to look back at Windows or install Windows inside Ubuntu until you get used to Ubuntu. – Rinzwind Jun 5 '18 at 13:28

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