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Old 02-25-2014, 07:55 AM   #1
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how to install .exe file in Ubuntu


help me!
dear friends:
how to install .exe file in Ubuntu
Example:IDM,English-Urdu Dictionary.zip,idman619build2.exe
 
Old 02-25-2014, 08:01 AM   #2
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An .exe is usually a windows executable, so you can't install it in Ubuntu (or any other distro of Linux).

You could try using something like WINE emulator.
 
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:03 AM   #3
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Try "PlayOnLinux" if you wish a pretty UI and more automated stuff.

It should be available using your package manager.

Homepage: http://www.playonlinux.com/en/

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Old 02-25-2014, 10:14 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by zeeshanayub View Post
help me!
dear friends:
how to install .exe file in Ubuntu
Example:IDM,English-Urdu Dictionary.zip,idman619build2.exe
The best place to start before posting a question is the LQ Search function above. This question has been asked and answered many, MANY times in the past.

EXE files are for Windows...they *MIGHT* run on Wine, and might not. And even if you get them to install, they may not work correctly, if at all. The best thing to do is to think about what you really are asking. Instead of trying to force something to work on a platform that it wasn't designed to work on, why not look for software that runs on Linux and does the same things???

IDM has MANY equivalents for Linux, like XDM, and there are also many Firefox plugins for doing download management. There are numerous free dictionary files for Urdu for Linux, from what I can see.
 
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:34 AM   #5
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install the wine but not install the .exe files
some install the .exe files bnt install the problem
kindly help me
but error display:


root@dabia-OptiPlex-745:/home/dabia/Downloads# apt-get install AdobePatchInstaller.exe
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package AdobePatchInstaller.exe
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'AdobePatchInstaller.exe'

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Old 02-26-2014, 07:50 AM   #6
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You don't install the EXE files using apt-get, you install them using WIne, for example with
Code:
wine AdobePatchInstaller.exe
 
Old 02-26-2014, 11:15 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zeeshanayub View Post
install the wine but not install the .exe files
some install the .exe files bnt install the problem
kindly help me
but error display:

root@dabia-OptiPlex-745:/home/dabia/Downloads# apt-get install AdobePatchInstaller.exe
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package AdobePatchInstaller.exe
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'AdobePatchInstaller.exe'
Please pay attention to what's been posted.

You need to install the LINUX VERSIONS of the software, not Windows. Wine will NOT WORK for all programs, period. Running the native versions of things is always the better idea. There are versions of Flash for Linux, IDM replacements, etc. There should be VERY LITTLE NEED to install Windows programs.
 
Old 02-26-2014, 11:26 AM   #8
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I agree that you should either find a linux installer for the software you are trying to use or find an alternative software that is written for linux. There are plenty of software that runs native on linux that will do the same thing as windows software and the linux version are usually free
 
Old 02-26-2014, 02:47 PM   #9
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Linux is NOT Microsoft windows
Apple's Mac is NOT Microsoft windows
and some would say win8 is NOT Microsoft windows -- but that is a different story

you can not use windows patches on a linux or apple operating system

just like you can NOT use a windows 95 program patch on windows 7


nor will most Microsoft software run on Apple or linux
-- some * might * ,most will NOT !!!!


it is like you have a Ford Truck BUT you are trying to install a part for a Honda civic on it

will not work

you need to use a ford truck part ( not a car part) and one for the make and model of that truck
( not one from 5 years ago , or a different model )
 
Old 02-26-2014, 03:29 PM   #10
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Adobepatchinstaller.exe won't do anything for you even if you can run it in wine. It's for patching Adobe software for Windows, not for Linux. It will only work on a machine running native Windows. Adobe should provide the patches for Linux, if they exist, in native Linux binaries.
 
  


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