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Old 07-10-2012, 02:10 PM   #1
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HELP NEEDED REGARDING LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM instead of WINDOWS O.S


Hi Friends,

I need your assisstance for Linux O.S.

In my Laptop LINUX O.S is installed.

Till yesterday i use to use windows XP. Now I want to use LINUX O.S

In windows i was able to install any softwares just by clicking SETUP file of that software.

But in LINUX O.S,if I click on the setup file of any software it is not installing and infact giving error.

Please let me know how to install any .exe file ?

I heard that some software is available called "WINE".

Please help me in knowing about this software.If I install it will i be able to install INTERNET EXPLORER in LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM ?

Regards,
Aparna.
 
Old 07-10-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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POSTING IN CAPITALS WILL NOT GET YOU HELP FASTER!

You really need to understand the Linux OS before you attempt to install and use anything on it.

Do some reading. I like www.linuxcommand.org but check out these posts:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5/#post4717477

http://tldp.org
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html
http://ss64.com/bash
 
Old 07-10-2012, 04:21 PM   #3
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Posting information on which Linux OS you are using would be helpful as there are over 500 different distributions of Linux currently available and methods are certainly no identical for all of them. Usually, you will download software from specific sources, repositories for the particular distribution. You should be able to install wine and run some windows programs that way but windows executable files with a n .exe extension won't work on Linux.
 
Old 07-10-2012, 04:29 PM   #4
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Read the documentation for your distribution or "distro" (Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, SUSE, etc.) and you will learn how to easily install/remove/update software using the "package manager" or "software center." If you tell us which distro you're using, we can help steer you in the right direction...
 
Old 07-11-2012, 08:54 PM   #5
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Hi,

I am using RHEL 6 .
 
Old 07-11-2012, 09:10 PM   #6
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First make sure that your subscription is up-to-date and you are registered with the Red Hat network. Then you will be able to easily install applications using yum, for example:

Code:
yum install firefox
Firefox is a very nice browser, it is what I use personally, I'd recommend it over Internet Explorer any day.

RHEL is not something you can learn overnight. I highly recommend you sign into your account on their website and read the ample documentation. You may even choose to get training at a Red Hat center near you.
 
Old 07-11-2012, 09:11 PM   #7
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redhat;

You have not responded to most of the help offered so far. For example, have you tried to install WINE with the package manager? have you used the package manager at all?

Note that RHEL requires a paid subscription to get access to the various packages. If you have not paid---and do not plan to---then get a different version of Linux. If you like Red hat, then get CentOS or Fedora.
 
Old 07-11-2012, 09:12 PM   #8
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OK, lets start from the beginning.

Linux is not Windows compatible. You won't just install exe-files, those are for Windows, not Linux.

Most Windows software has counterparts on the Linux side, the best way would be to find those counterparts and test if they work for your intended use. You can look up how to install software in your distributions documentation. But be aware that in almost any Linux distribution the installation of software is done in a different way than in Linux. You normally have a package management software that will download and install software if you instruct it to do so. In your specific case, RHEL, you need to have a subscription to get this working. If you have more questions about this and you have paid a subscription with support I would recommend to use the support, those people's job is to answer all your questions and help you to get your system running in the way you want.

Regarding Wine: Wine is a software layer that is used to run Windows programs on Linux (and other Unix OSes). This works for many programs, but many programs run only partially or not at all. There is no guarantee that a specific program will work. Internet Explorer is known for not working with Wine.
So you better choose one of the browsers that are available for Linux, like Firefox, Opera or Chrome. If you for whatever reason really need to run Internet Explorer then you have to use Windows.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask if you have more questions.
 
Old 07-11-2012, 09:46 PM   #9
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I thank one and all for giving your valuable suggestions to my query.
 
Old 07-12-2012, 03:34 AM   #10
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... so how'd it go, Aparna? Did you get Firefox installed? Are you browsing?


I'm Indian too, feel free to ask me any queries you have.....
 
Old 07-12-2012, 04:08 PM   #11
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It is usually preferable to run Linux-native applications rather than try to run Windows ones in an emulator (assuming they will even work). Go to your package manager and find software there.
 
  


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