Registered: Apr 2010
Location: Continental USA
Distribution: Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, RedHat, DSL, Puppy, CentOS, Knoppix, Mint-DE, Sparky, Vsido, tinycore, Q4OS
Run windows apps on ubuntu or centos
RE: title: sorry about the ubuntu tag, should have typed fedora there.
Best answer: don't. Seek and learn to use Linux equivalents or replacements.
Second best answer: see earlier post: wine and/or virtualization.
For Virtuailization to run Windows on Fedora or CentOS (or Debian, Ubuntu, etc) my suggestion would be VirtualBox.
Virtualization requires extra disk, memory, and CPU resources: but given those is the most elegant answer to running Windows applications on Linux. Some Windows software will run directly under Linux using the WINE translations: see the WIN site for a database of software known to work, break, or work somewhat.
If Windows is a heavy load for VirtualBox on your machine, you might check into ReactOS. It is a driver-compatible Windows replacement, but is not production ready just yet. despite that it is already known to run a wide range of Windows applications.
Just for the edification of the group: what applications are we talking about?
Last edited by wpeckham; 02-16-2011 at 01:01 PM.