How to Install Microsoft Office on Linux
Posted on: 09/05/2013 07:39 PM

Howtogeek shows you how to install MS Office on Linux

How to Install Microsoft Office on Linux


Linux users can use LibreOffice, Google Docs, and even Microsofts Office Web Apps, but some people still need or just want the desktop version of Microsoft Office. Luckily, there are ways to run Microsoft Office on Linux. This is particularly useful if youre still on the soon-to-be-unsupported Windows XP and dont want to pay an upgrade fee to upgrade your computer to Windows 7 or 8. This obviously isnt supported by Microsoft, but it still works fairly well. Ways to Install Microsoft Office There are several different ways to install Microsoft Office on Linux: Wine: Wine is a Windows compatibility layer that allows you to run Windows programs on Linux. Its not perfect, but its optimized enough to run popular programs like Microsoft Office well. Wine will work better with older versions of Office, so the older your version of Office, the more likely it is to work without any trouble. Wine is completely free, although you may have to do some tweaking yourself.



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