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Old 05-26-2004, 04:48 PM   #1
ologbon
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How do i install programs that I have installed on windows on Linux?


Hi,
I am a newbie but really interested in Linux.
I have red Hat 9.2 installed with XP and it went successful after linux corrupted a partition I keep my data. It was really painful.
Now, I want to install some softwares that i have been using in Windows evvironment on Linus. whenever I double-click the file, i get the message 'Nautilus does not have an installed viewer to view X' where X stand for the name of the program I was trying to install.
How can i resolve this problem?
I wanted to install a router simulator, some test engine, yahoo messenger and some other programs.
I intend to be fully using linux but for this problem.
please help out

Ologbon
 
Old 06-25-2004, 09:31 AM   #2
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you can't run your standard .exe windows binaries natively on linux. For certain software however, you can use a program called wine (http://www.winehq.com/) to run them.

For games, you can use WineX (http://www.transgaming.com/)

Best of Luck !
Srichand
 
Old 06-25-2004, 10:19 AM   #3
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If you buy a $40 copy of crossover you can get a lot of win apps to run in linux, esp things like office etc... but it won't run all windows software.

For other software there are linux replacements - like Gaim for doing yahoo and MSN etc... The idea of linux is free software, and there are free linux apps to do most things...
 
  


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