I'm a new learner of Ubuntu, installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC, but can't install QQ. How can I install it?
QQ for linux has been stopped and not supported for a long time already. There are implementations of QQ in WINE for Deepin and Ubuntu Kylin, but there is no (at least no more) Linux-version QQ.
There is also w.qq.com, which is a web-based version of QQ, however it's very limited
Basic idea of my solution is to install Genymotion （ an Android emulator ) and install the Android version of QQ in there. Basic steps are: 1)install VirtualBox; 2) install genymotion; 2) add a device; 3) launch that device; 4) download *.apk file for mobile qq; 5) drag and drop to running android emulator
Step 1 Install VirtualBox
Genymotion uses VirtualBox as backend for virtualization. It will be important to install it.
Go to https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads and download VirtualBox version for your OS version.
If your OS is 32 bit, download i386 package. If your os is 64 bit - install AMD64 package. (You can find out if you use 32 or 64 bit OSwith the
uname -m command; x86_64 means 64 bit, i368 and i686 mean 32 bit).
Drag and drop the downloaded package to Software Center or open the terminal, go to the directory where the package is located with
cd directory-name and install the downloaded package with
sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-*.deb
For example, my Ubuntu 14.04 is 64 bit, so I downloaded
virtualbox-5.0_5.0.2-102096~Ubuntu~trusty_amd64.deb; it is saved in my Downloads folder. I install it with
sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-5.0_5.0.2-102096~Ubuntu~trusty_amd64.deb
Step 2 Install Genymotion
Open the terminal and go to the directory where you downloaded the package. The installation binary will be something like this
genymotion-2.5.2_x64.bin. In terminal , do
chmod 755 genymotion-*.bin && ./genymotion-*.bin -d $HOME. There will be new directory created, called
genymotion in your home directory.
If you prefer to install somewhere else, you can do
./genymotion-* -d /path/to/your/directory
Step 3 Install virtual Android Phone
Go to the folder where you installed Genymotion, launch it. Click ADD button. Select any android version, install it. Once installation is done, select that device and click START to launch it.
Step 4 Download and Install Android QQ version
From your Ubuntu web browser to http://im.qq.com/download/ and download the mobile version of QQ. The file should be
Open the file manager. Find the
mobileqq_android.apk file. Drag and drop it into the running Android emulator.
If you receive an error about incompatible CPU, go back to Step 3 and try different device version.
Step 5 Create a Desktop Shortcut [optional]
Open text editor and create
genymotion.desktop. Contents are the following
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Genymotion Exec=/home/user/genymotion/genymotion Terminal=false
Save that file to desktop. In terminal , do
chmod 755 $HOME/Desktop/genymotion.desktop
Exec= line is important. Make sure it says your actual username, instead of