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Old 08-20-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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newbie at linux need help


Hi i am just bought my 2nd laptop which operates with linux Linpus (something like that).

I just bought this cause it has i3 core and i can finaly play the SW:TOR unfortunatly i DL BS Player which i have in to my dekstop and the SW:TOR launcher instaler but i cannot run the or open them it always sais about DOS/Windows Executable files (EXE) i DL the JDownloader to instal it but i couldn't open it too i am lost and i do not know what to do.

The only thing that remain is to instal Windows 7 on top of them but my grafic Card might not oparating .

so please any help will be very apreciated and cause i am a litle slow (on my mind :P ) plz try to explain this very simple.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 09:16 AM   #2
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Linux != MS Windows.

You can attempt to run the MS Windows game under WINE, but there is a good chance that it will not work. I have not read up on how well SW:TOR will run under wine.

Linux is not much of a gaming platform, it is a workstation or a server for the most part. The major change to this is that STEAM now runs native in Linux. You could check those games out as they run better under Linux then they do under MS Windows. <hardware will vary your performance>
 
Old 08-20-2012, 09:38 AM   #3
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i do not know how to run Ms Windows nor do i know where i can find WINE . For the moment lets forget about SW:TOR just i would like to know how can unzip the files and how to install programs i attempted to install BS player , and the Open (something) which is the Power point of Linux my main concerns are , how to unzip and to install programs that are DOCs/Windows executables files. i only get "Choose a Program from Below" and my list is blank and i cannot do anything
 
Old 08-20-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
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You can't fun windows executable in linux unless you are using a program like wine. Your best bet is to find equivalent programs to do what you want to do. You mentioned opening power point files. I would recommend using LibreOffice for that.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #5
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agentgr,

just open up the application menu and play with what you have in it. Bet you've already got media players, an office suit and many other applications installed. You should have a package manager in the menu as well. You can install additional application from there. Mostly you won't find the names you've got used to under Windows. There are lots of ways to unzip an archive. I usually do it in the right-mouse-click menu in a file manager exactly as I do it under Windows.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 12:52 PM   #6
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well i do not even know where the application menu is nor where is a package manager . the only thing it sais that i do not have any program for DOS/Windows executable files and i do not have installed any program for unziping
 
Old 08-20-2012, 01:25 PM   #7
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For application menu usually you should either find the relevant icon or right mouse click on desktop wallpaper depending on your desktop environment.

If your OS is really Linpus then that how-to might be applicable. That one is for Linpus Linux Lite

No one can tell you more precisely unless you provide the information about what exactly linux distributive you're using.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 02:45 PM   #8
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I suggest you open the help documentation and read that, as you don't seem to understand what's going on at all. You can not run any Windows programs under Linux except in emulation via something like WINE, or via a virtual machine, which can be slow. Games especially are difficult as they can be very demanding of the machines resources, and may require components that simply are not available. Linux distributions almost always include a zip utility, I'd be surprised if it didn't, however if you have Linpus Lite, that is a stripped-down version that may not include such things. (Linpus is based on Fedora, but it is modified by Acer in ways that make it proprietary and non-free).
 
Old 08-20-2012, 08:35 PM   #9
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Most of the threads I've seen wrt Linpus suggest that the installed version is pretty crippled and basically to install a new & full/proper version of Linux instead.
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