Install and get Microsoft Office 2007 to work in Ubuntu

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  1. Hungry Man

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  2. mirimir

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    Hey, thanks :)

    Maybe I'll try it again. But Excel and Access won't work as well, I think.
     
  3. BrandiCandi

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    Have you tried this? How does it compare to a windows VM? Everything I read about Wine makes it sound like it's got lots of bugs.
     
  4. vasa1

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    I don't like Wine. I tried it a while ago but then removed it and its traces which takes a little doing. Among other things, I didn't like how it modified my context menus and sort of took charge of things.
     
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    sudo apt-get remove --purge wine.1.3 should be all it takes

    I haven't. Google docs is all I need and I much prefer it.
     
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    Let us know after you install and uninstall Wine.

    BTW, do you actually use "sudo apt-get remove --purge" o_O
     
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    yes with wine you can run them best is running windows under Vmware without internet :D
     
  8. Hungry Man

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    I have in the past.

    Just removed it.

    sudo apt-get remove wine1.3

    sudo apt-get autoremove
     
  9. vasa1

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    I asked about the combination of remove and --purge which seems a bit unusual.
     
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    I believe the proper syntax for Ubuntu is:

    sudo apt-get remove <package> (leaves config files behind)
    sudo apt-get purge <package> (removes everything including config files)
    sudo apt-get autoremove (removes packages installed but no longer needed on your system)

    Then there's the --purge option that you can append to other commands.

    source: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptGet/Howto
     
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    I thought Wine was at 1.3 and beta was 1.4? I can't keep up. I use the wine repo anyway.
     
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    'apt-get remove --purge' is equivalent to 'apt-get purge'.
    Both remove the packages and "purge" configuration files (delete them).

    'apt-get purge' is newer i think.
     
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    Thanks, didn't know about that one. It's even in the man file... doh. >.<

    Does purge also remove packages/libraries not used by other programs, like "autoremove"? Or is autoremove like a cleanup utility you run after removal?

    Wonder if that works with Office 2010, must remember to try this soon.
     
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    Purge only extends the 'apt-get remove' to configuration files.
     
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    I forgot to say, i think aptitude does an "autoremove" by default.
    That is, when you remove a package, aptitude "is aware" of which packages were installed only as dependencies, and offers to remove them.

    I got used to apt-get *shrug*
     
  17. BrandiCandi

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    AFAIK, aptitude has been depricated and apt-get is preferred now.

    Which man page?
     
  18. Pedro

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    Not to my knowledge.
    http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/release-notes/ch-whats-new.en.html#pkgmgmt
    This is for stable. I haven't read anything different for Wheezy.

    aptitude's main disadvantage is lack of Super Cow Powers AFAIK. :D
    'man apt-get'
     
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    Definitely not depreciated. It's preferred for a lot of reasons. Aptitude tracks dependencies so when you uninstall it removes them (unless another application needs them, which it'll track.)

    The problem is:
    1) Apparently it's still screwy for tracking 64bit packages
    2) If you switch between apt-get and aptitude a lot it'll mess it up
     
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    That's an important point to keep in mind. If you mix them, you need to know what you're doing, and pay attention.
    Generally it is recommended not to mix them.

    IMO, Debian sooner or later has to review this, but perhaps they don't see the point. It's not a problem for me that's for sure, but i remember being new to this, and confused.
     
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    I'm surely I'm misunderstanding the implication of "typical", but Ubuntu has a stated policy regarding updates.
     
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    Didn't I read somewhere that aptitude had started getting developed/bug fixed again?
     
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    I have not come across 'apt-get remove --purge'. If there's a source for it, please link to it. This is what man apt-get throws up:
     

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