If the exe file is a dos file, then dosemu
is very good. If it's a Windows program, then I'm afraid that wine is the best option.
I understand your antipathy toward wine. I found it a bit confusing myself. Sometimes after installing a Windows program with wine, I then was unable to find its executable file to start it. But, once familiar with it, it becomes reasonably easy. In fact, its structure is much the same as with Windows (but because you're not actually running Windows, you don't have the desktop and Start button, which confuses some people, I think). Anyway, if you've installed something, but can't find the program (the exe file), then look in the following directory:
Note: "user" is your home directory (mine is /home/mark, whereas yours may be /home/someshsingh006). Once in this directory, go to drive_c, then to Program Files (notice that names such as "drive_c" and "Program Files
" are almost identical to what you find in an actual Windows computer). For example, if I install the Windows version of dopewars
with wine, then, after installing it, I need to find the exe file to run it. So, I go to Program Files within drive_c, find the dopewars directory, open that, and then run the executable. I would find it in:
Starting from /home/mark/.wine/drive_c, the file could be written as it would in Windows:
So, once you know where the Program Files are on wine, you can then run them with a file manager (Konqueror or Nautilus or PCManFM or whatever) via double-clicking on them. If you get an error, like "VB40032.dll required to run this program", then simply do a Google search for the missing dll file, download it and add it to /home/user/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/ directory (or the directory in your wine setup that has all the Windows dll files in it). Then try running the exe file again. If it still won't work, then you may not be able to run the particular exe file in wine.