CrossOver 16.0.0 Brings Microsoft Office 2013 and 64 bit Apps Support

Install Windows software in Ubuntu without virtual machine - Did you ever thought running Microsoft Office 2013 on Ubuntu Linux? For long time Linux user, you will not need this stuff. You could use Microsoft Office alternative that completely free ( e.g LibreOffice ). But most new Linux users is still looking for this way. Am I wrong?

So today, I’ll show you an Ubuntu application that you can use to to run Microsoft Windows apps on Linux without using a virtual machine using CrossOver.

CrossOver is a commercial software that lets you to launch Windows apps natively on the desktop, and integrates Linux functionality like cross-platform copy & paste and shared file systems to your Windows applications easily.

Install Microsoft Office 2013 in Ubuntu Linux

This application runs Windows productivity software such as MSOffice, utility programs, and games all in one application without the overhead of a virtual machine, programs and games can run as fast or faster than they would under a Windows operating system.

It supports all major Linux distros and Mac.

What's New in CrossOver 16?

The latest CrossOver is v16.0.0, released in December 13.2016. It brings some application supports and bug fixes as listed :

1. Application Support:

  • CrossOver now supports Microsoft Office 2013!
  • Microsoft Office 2013 can be activated with either an Office 365 subscription or a product key.

2. Core Technology Improvements

  • CrossOver 16 is based on Wine 2.0, with thousands of improvements to Windows compatibility across the board.
  • CrossOver now supports 64-bit Windows applications, with new bottle templates and 64-bit dependency management.

3. Bug Fixes

  • Quicken 2014-2016 updates will now apply automatically during installation.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented saving very large files in Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Fixed a bug which prevented opening hyperlinks from documents in Microsoft Office 2010.
  • Shell folder links will now be updated when importing bottles into CrossOver from an archive file.
  • Fixed an audio bug which could cause Blizzard games to emit unwanted noises from the speaker.
  • Fixed a bug in Tencent QQ which caused the application to hang when adding a new contact.
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 will display correctly again

How to Install CrossOver in Ubuntu Linux

You can easily install CrossOver in your Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr, 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, 15.04 Vivid Vervet, 15.10 Wily Werewolf, 16.04 Xenial Xerus, 16.10 XYakkety Yak and Ubuntu derivatives system e.g Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, 17.2 Rafaela, 17.3 Rosa, 18 Sarah, Elementary OS Luna, Freya, Loki and other Ubuntu derivatives.

Also on Linuxslaves :

Please note, this tutorial is provide to trial version. I've mentioned earlier, CrossOver Software is commercial meaning you need to purchase :
  1. $20.95 USD for 1 year of email support & upgrades
  2. $14.95 USD but no support or upgrades
  3. $499.95 for lifetime

Step 1 - Open new terminal window

Step 2 - Run the following command to get the CrossOver .deb ( trial version ) package :


Alternatively, you can paste the link above in Linux download manager or clicking the link that provided below this post. The package size is around 151 MB.

Step 3 - Once saved, simply run the following command :

sudo dpkg  -i crossover_16.0.0-1.deb

Type the prompted password to confirm the installation. If you're facing a dpkg: dependency problems, run the following to install required packages :

sudo apt-get install -f

For those who prefer GUI based approach, you can install it using any Ubuntu software installer like Gdebi.

Step 4 - Now open the the the app via Unity dash, Synapse Launcher, or other Ubuntu app launcher.

Open CrossOver using Synapse App Launcher

You may needs to install additional packages when you're opening an application for the first time. It will open a new terminal window and ask you CrossOver needs your permission to install missing packages.

That’s it folks!

So that's all I can write about the step by step installing CrossOver latest version in Ubuntu which is now add Microsoft Office and 64 bit Windows applications support. Thanks for visiting us!