I am a newbie on Ubuntu and I have recently installed Ubuntu 17.10 on my laptop partition to test.

I would like to know how can I install Microsoft office (any version) on Ubuntu OS.

I have tried using playonlinux to install MS Office 2010 32-bit as instructed for other Ubuntu versions, but it failed to open and after I uninstalled and tried to reinstall, it is hanging at the installation process.

My plan is to use Ubuntu on my office laptop with MS Outlook for my emails as it is a prerequisite for the office. Apart from that I can use LibreOffice for my documents and workbooks.

Any assistance will be highly appreciated.

  • I don't use MS but have you tried wine or VMWare Windows install? – George Udosen Nov 20 '17 at 13:18
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    Pirated Windows software works best in a native Windows where the typical 'cracks' can be applied. Not so, most of the time, with any sort of emulation. Consider a dual boot or installing Virtualbox and create a Windows Virtual Machine for the purpose of running Windows software. – user692175 Nov 20 '17 at 19:43

First, make sure you've followed the instructions available here: Can I install Microsoft Office? If so, how?

If you tried that but it doesn't work, the first thing I'd recommend is trying to add a Microsoft Exchange account ("Settings"->"Online Accounts"). Secondly, you could run MS Outlook 2010 32-bit through Wine. Finally, you could run it in a Windows virtual machine using VirtualBox.

If none of these works, maybe you should consider switching to Mozilla Thunderbird. Just sayin'...

  • HI Celestin, switching to Thunderbird it not possible. I request a solution, it the link offered does not work. Thanks. – ayaz b Nov 20 '17 at 13:32
  • What about Wine or adding an online account, then? And a virtual machine? – Célestin Taramarcaz Nov 20 '17 at 13:36
  • I have tried with wine also. It did not work. I think I am not getting the right MS Office 32 bit torrent iso file. Any suggestions? – ayaz b Nov 20 '17 at 15:39
  • And have you tried adding a Microsoft account through "Settings"->"Online Accounts"? – Célestin Taramarcaz Nov 20 '17 at 19:07
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    Thanks guys. It has failed. I have a licensed copy too but does not work.Decided to use windows. No other option. Much appreciated. – ayaz b Nov 21 '17 at 10:02

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