Install Microsoft Office 2010 using PlayOnLinux On Ubuntu 15.04


PlayOnLinux is a well known application which lets you run Microsoft Windows programs and games on Linux operating system. It uses renowned Wine application on the backend, and is considered a graphical frontend for Wine. Although Linux operating system comes with an awesome office application suite called LibreOffice, but some users still prefer to use Microsoft’s Office application suite. You can install it using PlayOnLinux utility. Here is how you can run Microsoft Office 2010 on Ubuntu 15.04 operating system.

Installing PlayOnLinux

First of all make sure to install PlayOnLinux on your Ubuntu system so we may use it to install Microsoft Office application suite. Since PlayOnLinux is based on Wine, so we will need to install Wine first before attempting to install PlayOnLinux. Launch your system terminal and run following command to install Wine.

 sudo apt-get install wine 

Once Wine has been installed successfully, run following command to add public key for PlayOnLinux.

 wget -q "" -O- | sudo apt-key add – 

Add PPA information for PlayOnLinux to your  package manager.

 sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list 

Run following command to update your package manager.

sudo apt-get update 

Install PlayOnLinux by using the following command:

 sudo apt-get install playonlinux 

Congratulations, PlayOnLinux has been installed, you can launch it from Applications >> PlayOnLinux option.

Launch PlayOnLinux

Installing MS Office 2010 Using PlayOnLinux

First of all make sure to download the installer file for Microsoft Office Application suite to your Linux system or have its DVD ready.  Launch PlayOnLinux and from “Office” tab, click on “Microsoft Office 2010” option. Click “Next” from here.

PlayOnLinux Install

Choose where the installation material for Microsoft Office resides.

PlayOnLinux Installing

Browse to the location where office installer image is present.

PlayOnLinux Office

Click “Next” to initiate the installation process.

PlayOnLinux Office installing

It will take few minutes to perform the installation; sit back and relax.

PlayOnLinux Office Installation

Congratulations, Microsoft Office has been installed successfully now.

PlayOnLinux MS Office


Wine and PlayOnLinux has really revolutionized the way Microsoft Windows apps can be installed on Linux. It’s pretty easy to run windows programs and games on Linux now. For users migrating from Microsoft to Linux operating system, PlayOnLinux is a must-have utility.