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Visual Studio on Ubuntu

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  • I write to inquire if Visual Studio Express or any Visual Studio product can be installed on the Ubuntu Operating System.  Much thanks for an informed reply.
    Monday, September 10, 2012 11:38 PM

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  • Hi Newsome,

    Thanks for your post.

    It seems from official site we can see support system types are listed below:

    Supported operating systems: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012

      • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
      • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
      • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
      • Windows Server 2012 (x64)

    It seems Ubuntu is based on Linux so Visual Studio is not supported there.

    Regards,


    Barry Wang [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5:30 AM
    Moderator

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  • Hi Newsome,

    Thanks for your post.

    It seems from official site we can see support system types are listed below:

    Supported operating systems: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012

      • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
      • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
      • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
      • Windows Server 2012 (x64)

    It seems Ubuntu is based on Linux so Visual Studio is not supported there.

    Regards,


    Barry Wang [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5:30 AM
    Moderator
  • That's bullshit. You can most DEFINITELY install it in Ubuntu! All you need is Wine, a free app that allows you to install any windows program in Linux. It's a big file @ 550mb as it has all the win dependencies but well worth it. Programs like Adobe Photoshop, (or just about anything I'm told) actually benchmarks HIGHER in Linux than they do natively!
    Monday, July 15, 2013 11:06 PM
  • If you don't have the right answer don't post (I'm looking at you Barry..) u can install it on Ubuntu with the Wine.
    Monday, July 15, 2013 11:09 PM
  • You sir obviously do not use Linux. Wine is compatible with some programs but not all of them. All versions of visual studio crash on wine. Get your facts straight before you impart your words of wisdom on Linux to Linux users.
    Thursday, December 12, 2013 1:01 AM
  • Well, since Barry works for Microsoft, why not ask for it to be implemented. I am an Ubuntu user, and I am trying to learn c. All tutorials are insisting I use visual studio, but I really don’t want to have to switch from windows to Ubuntu to windows for development.
    Thursday, December 12, 2013 1:07 AM
  • You may want to check out http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=892 to see the compatibility chart with various version of Wine and Visual Studio to see how they work and or don't work under Linux.

    Otherwise you may want to try other development environments such as

    http://www.monodevelop.com or

    http://www.codeblocks.org or

    http://www.eclipse.org and accompanying install instructions

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/26632/how-to-install-eclipse

    Unfortunately, none of these options have found to be as good as Visual Studio in Windows for me personally. I believe however, if Microsoft continues to not support Linux they will have a similar issue to the GIMP/ Photoshop relationship where Gimp is increasingly taking Photoshop market-share as it continues to improve both technologically and via user interface.   As a dedicated Linux user/dev I would pay a pretty penny for that sort of functionality.

    Thanks, Tim

    Thursday, April 03, 2014 4:38 AM