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Is it possible to run a Windows .msi installer?

Open the terminal, change directories with cd to the location of the .msi file, and install the .msi file with a command of the form wine msiexec /i whatever-filename.msi. According to the official ...
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Wine missing ntlm_auth 3.0.25

I faced the same issue on Ubuntu 18.10. I had to de-install & re-install package winbind sudo apt-get remove winbind && sudo apt-get install winbind and this error went out... (another ...
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Mono Package for Wine is not installed

Do the following to install wine-mono: Download wine-mono.msi from the official WineHQ site. Type wine64 uninstaller. Press install from the uninstaller GUI and select the downloaded .msi package. ...
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What is the "Wanna Cry" ransomware's possible impact on Linux users?

If it helps and to complement Rinzwind's answer, first the questions: 1. How does it spread? Via Email. 2 friends were affected by it. They send the email to me to test under a supervised environment, ...
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Do Wine Viruses only work while Wine is running?

Do Wine Viruses only work while Wine is running? Yes, if it is a trojan, rootkit, worm program specifically designed to infect Windows machine. (Viruses through wine has already happened.) could I ...
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Can't install wine from winehq.org on Ubuntu (actually Lubuntu) 18.04 LTS

Analysis The WineHQ repository misses the dependencies for wine-stable package. I have reported a bug 48513 to WineHQ bugzilla. The main problem here is bad documentation, which is written in non-...
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Broken Packages Fix Problem (For Wine)

The problem is that Wine now depends on libfaudio0, but Ubuntu versions prior to 19.10 don't include it in the standard repositories. The link to the Winehq forum page with directions on how to ...
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Running Windows Steam on Linux (Using Wine)

I would recommend PlayOnLinux as a front end for Wine. To install PlayOnLinux run the following commands from a terminal window: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install playonlinux Note, ...
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Mono Package for Wine is not installed

Installing .NET instead should work as well. For example by the following commands in a terminal: sudo apt-get install winetricks winetricks dotnet45
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How do I install libfaudio0?

Beginning with Wine 4.5 the wine-devel packages from WineHQ require libfaudio0 as a dependency. The Wine Wiki suggests that both i386 and amd64 libfaudio0 packages should be installed and I illustrate ...
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Wine 2.0 says it supports Office 2013. How do I actually install it?

I installed office 2013 and I used to get a black window after starting it up. I fixed the black screen by following the solution posted in the WineHQ-Forum. Here's what I did: Install Wine and ...
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winetricks sha1sum mismatch rename and try again

The most conservative approach to this issue is to do exactly as the error command suggests and rename the file with this single command: mv -v /home/.cache/winetricks/win2ksp4/W2KSP4_EN.EXE \ /...
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Is it possible to install Safari on Ubuntu 14.04?

Safari uses webkit as web browser engine. You can use epiphany-browser which also uses webkit engine for debugging and checking the compatibility: sudo apt install epiphany-browser
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Running .Net 4.0 application with Wine

First things first, note this very noticeable warning: ------------------------------------------------------ You are using a 64-bit WINEPREFIX. If you encounter problems, please retest in a clean 32-...
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Microsoft Edge on Linux

First, install VirtualBox: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads Then, install the Edge virtual machine for VirtualBox from here: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/...
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How do I get the latest version of winetricks on Ubuntu?

The version of winetricks that comes with the stock Ubuntu installation is often quite old, even the version available from a more modern PPA can lag a bit. It is a great idea and a very safe one to ...
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Is there any way to use microsoft office in ubuntu without using wine? or any other alternative similar to microsoft office which uses the same format

Yes. There is a cloud implementation of Microsoft Office. Simply put, yes, it's possible to use Microsoft Office on a Linux computer, without needing to use a Windows emulator. Microsoft has created a ...
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When downloading a windows steam game over Ubuntu Wine, I get the error "content server unreachable"

I received a solution to my problem in the first post of this thread that I made on the wine forums: https://forum.winehq.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=30767 Go to the link that they provide and edit ...
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E: Unable to locate package winehq-stable

The name of the install package is different from that stated in the wiki. Instead of typing: sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable you type: sudo apt-get install --install-...
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Is there any way to use microsoft office in ubuntu without using wine? or any other alternative similar to microsoft office which uses the same format

You can't use Microsoft Office in any way without a license ... It is payware. You need an windows emulator like wine to run Microsoft .exe files on any Linux. You can use LibreOffice. It reads and ...
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Do Wine Viruses only work while Wine is running?

Maybe. There's no short answer for this. I'll start by saying your introduction makes it sound like you think Linux can't get viruses (and/or malware). That may just be my inference but it's ...
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Installing Starcraft 2 PlayOnLinux

PlayOnLinux does a terrible job with Starcraft II at the time of this writing. If your end goal is playing Starcraft II on Linux, here's what worked for me, on Ubuntu 17.04 Remove PlayOnLinux ...
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What is the "Wanna Cry" ransomware's possible impact on Linux users?

What steps do Linux users need to protect from this if for example they are using wine? Nothing. Well maybe not nothing but nothing extra. The normal rules apply: make regular backups of your ...
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Wine - Incompatible Operating System

Open a terminal window and run winecfg A window will pop up. Change "Windows version" from Windows XP to a later version of Windows (I don't know which version your program requires). Click "OK".
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signature verification error for wine - index files failed to download - changing mirror doesn't help

As of 2018-12-19 08:07 there is a new winehq.key keyfile as mentioned here. Download the new repository key and add it to the list of trusted keys: cd /tmp wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/...
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Wine-staging fails to install on 18.04

I followed the instructions found here to download the missing libfaudio:i386. Ubuntu 18.04: wget https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/xUbuntu_18.04/Release.key sudo ...
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How to check if dpkg-architecture --list has all the architectures?

I answer my own question because I just found out via dpkg --print-foreign-architectures which printed i386 that obviously multiarch is/was enabled.
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"~/.wine is not owned by you", am I safe?

Wine expects that $WINEPREFIX (which defaults to ~/.wine) be owned by you. When you run wine with sudo, ~/.wine is owned by you, but wine is running as root. Hence the error. Wine immediately quits ...
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signature verification error for wine - index files failed to download - changing mirror doesn't help

Note that after adding the new keyfile, it is better to use apt update rather than apt-get update, as it will prompt you to accept the changes. So in full: wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/...
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Is there any way to use microsoft office in ubuntu without using wine? or any other alternative similar to microsoft office which uses the same format

Yes, there is a good alternative. Onlyoffice is free and open source (GitHub), and has excellent Microsoft Office compatibility (including viewing Annotated Powerpoint presentations). It can be ...

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