View Full Version : Windows Update on Ubuntu

January 1st, 2013, 11:01 PM

I am wondering how I can keep programs such as MS Office up to date? Windows does that automatically via the windows upate feature, as you surely know.



January 2nd, 2013, 11:20 AM
Libreoffice is the free version of MS office, so try it.
virtualbox can run windoz OS on ubuntu

January 2nd, 2013, 11:29 AM
I dont use wine, but the reason apps update themselves in Windows is because Windows update is running as a service, when you run apps in Wine you arent running windows, merely emulating windows for the purposes of the app, so i highly doubt apps get updated.

A long time ago MS implemented Windows Genuine Advantage which prevents non windows users from using Windows update as it detects if you are running a genuine windows platform or not.

I read an article ages ago about MS targeting wine users with this, I will post the link back if i can find it.

That being said i suspect windows update online may work at update.microsoft.com from within wine in IE


Edit: here is article http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-admits-targeting-wine-users-3039189180/