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    Windows Update on Ubuntu

    Hello,

    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.

    Thanks,

    Peter.

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    Re: Windows Update on Ubuntu

    Libreoffice is the free version of MS office, so try it.
    virtualbox can run windoz OS on ubuntu

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    Re: Windows Update on Ubuntu

    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

    Peace

    Edit: here is article http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-admit...rs-3039189180/
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