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Does anyone know if there is a way to use Microsoft Office or Visual Basic in Ubuntu?

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There are alternatives you can use. Open Office and Mono coupled with a vb > c# converter – Ciaran Dec 15 '10 at 0:50
By saying "Visual Basic", are you referring to VBA? – Firefeather Dec 15 '10 at 4:19
If it's resolved, accept one of the answers, or if none helped, write your own and accept it. – AndrejaKo Dec 16 '10 at 0:38
@cocolover This article should be helpful – Simon Apr 30 '13 at 11:22

To run Windows applications on Linux, you can try wine (to install it, go to a command prompt and type sudo apt-get install wine or use the Sofware Center).

If you want an alternative, try OpenOffice, which is preinstalled on Ubuntu.

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In the future, LibreOffice would be recommended instead of OpenOffice. – Nathan Osman Dec 15 '10 at 3:16
No more answers, please. This problem was resolved for 2 hours, i just didnt realize i could edit the title until now. (I'm a new user.) – cocolover76 Dec 16 '10 at 0:38
@cocolover76, mark an answer as accepted so that people will know that a solution has been found. If you found one of your own solutions, you can add an answer to your own question and mark that as accepted. :) – nhinkle Dec 16 '10 at 0:41

For Visual Basic the closest equivalent (although not exact replacement) is Gambas. Or just bite the bullet and learn Python with PyGTK.

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+1 for suggesting Python. – Nathan Osman Dec 15 '10 at 3:16

Libre Office can be used as an alternative for Microsoft Office and Gambas is a good alternative for Visual Basic. Both these soft-wares can be installed through Ubuntu Software Centre.

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