Originally Posted by chandrala13
I m the newbie in linux.. As we run the .exe file for certain setups in windows,how do we do same in linux..?
Thanks in advance..
"the .exe file"
You used the definite article "the". Which file are you referring to?
"for certain setups"
Are you asking how to configure Linux?
Please put your distro on your user profile. Then you can get exact answers instead of general ones.
Most distro's have a gui configuration program. YaST2 in SuSE, MCC in Mandriva. Fedora uses a number of system-config-* programs. These programs end up editing the same text files in /etc, so it is also possible to edit these files in an editor directly. In windows a config program will modify settings in the registry which is opaque.
Another difference is that in Linux, compiled programs don't use the .exe extension. That is a windows feature. ( There are other Window'sextensions that are executable, such as .SCR. So you need to be careful when clicking on a file you downloaded. ) On Linux & Unix, the executable bit needs to be set to have permissions to execute a file (directly).