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I would like to install Office 2015/365 on Ubuntu 15.04. I tried to install Office using Wine, but that did not work. Please note that I do not want virtualisation unless it has a Winconn-like behaviour, where application windows are treated like regular Ubuntu application windows by the system.

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  • the web-apps work well, and you can easily add windowed shortcuts from chrome i.stack.imgur.com/ER3rq.png – Mateo May 7 '15 at 23:49
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    The web apps have limited functionality. – Georgelemental May 8 '15 at 21:12
  • I'm pretty sure they have near full functionality if you have the license code. Have you tried kingsoft? – mchid Jul 6 '15 at 23:58
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    @crobar Lately, I've been using google docs instead and it works way better than 365 online and does everything I need, exports and or saves the file in almost any available format including pdf, doc, docx, and all sorts of other stuff without freezing up and lagging as 365 online does for me sometimes even with full license that I get from school. No license needed for google docs either, just a google account. – mchid Jan 25 '17 at 22:47
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    @mchid I'll certainly give google docs a go then. – crobar Jan 27 '17 at 11:58
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To my experience, the best way to use Office in Ubuntu is by just installing VirtualBox and make a new Windows virtual machine and install Office on it. From there, you have several options to integrate the Office apps more tightly in Ubuntu.

My favorite way is configure it using this solution: *snip* Unfortunately the user deleted the original video :(

Basically what you do is start Windows "headless" (that is, without a visible window) and then using an RDP client you can start all the Office apps. You can even create nice launchers for them in Ubuntu.

  • This method seems to require a disk to install the applications. All I have is a download from the Office website. – Georgelemental May 8 '15 at 21:52
  • Well yeah, you do need to have a working Windows virtualBox machine.. but really, it's the closest you will get to run Office on Ubuntu.. – Gladen May 8 '15 at 22:05
  • Wht I meant in my last comment is that I have only a Microsoft Office download from the Office website, not a disk (Office 365). – Georgelemental May 9 '15 at 13:00
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    Ah, I see. So if I'm right, you have downloaded an installer for Office, right? You can just install that too within your VirtualBox machine without a problem :) Sorry for late reaction by the way... – Gladen Jun 15 '15 at 13:07
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    This question is a bit old, but it should be noted that you will need an Ultimate, Enterprise, or Server version of Windows installed in your VM in order to start a remote app session from Ubuntu to your MS Office applications. Depending on your version of xfreerdp, you may also need to compile the latest build from github. Neither of these stipulations apply to a full remote desktop session, only for remote app sessions. – mblasco Feb 3 '16 at 14:18
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No , Office 2013/365 won't work with lastest wine although the Office installer is begining to work with lastest wine git code.

The best option for you is to use Win7/virtualbox in seamless mode.

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