Want to run Microsoft Office 2010 in Ubuntu 12.10? Well, this brief tutorial is going to show you how.

In Linux systems, including Ubuntu if you want to run programs designed for Windows you must install and use Wine. Wine lets you run many Windows’ programs in Linux systems. This guide will show you how to install Wine, install and use Office 2010 in Ubuntu. This tutorial is going to shop quick and easy, especially for new users.


  • Install Wine in Ubuntu 12.10
  • Install Office 2010
  • Enjoy!

To get started, the first thing you must do is install Wine. To do that please read this post.


After installing Wine, insert your Office CD, then right-click the setup.exe file and select ‘Open With Wine Windows Program Loader’




Wait for the installation to complete. When it completes, open Microsoft Word by running the commands below in terminal.


wine "C:/Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office14/winword.exe"


To launch Excel, run the commands below.


wine "C:/Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office14/excel.exe"


To open PowerPoint, run this.


wine "C:/Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office14/powerpnt.exe"