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Selecting a Windows program for Linux/CrossOver installation
Next, you'll be presented with a menu of supported Windows applications. Some work better with CrossOver than others, but all those listed should run decently. In this case, since I've already put my Microsoft Office 2010 DVD in my optical drive, CrossOver's figured out that's the program I want to install.
You'll notice at the bottom that CrossOver is telling me I'm missing a Linux library that Office will need to run on Mint. To see what I do next, I simply click on the link and...
Linux instructions for installing WIndows software
This link brings up the CodeWeavers' Web page with detailed instructions on what you'll need to do next. There is, however, one piece missing from their instructions. To install packages on Mint, or any other Linux, you can't be an ordinary user. You have to be running from the administrator's account, aka root or the super-user.
Using a terminal to install a needed Linux program
So, I bring up a terminal — simply start typing the word from the Mint Menu if you don't see the little terminal icon on the menu bar — and type in the command with "sudo" in front of it. Sudo, in Mint and other Linux distributions, tells the terminal that this one command should be run as if you were the administrator.