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Old 07-09-2013, 08:58 PM   #1
mikw8102
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Lightbulb open exe diles


Hi my name is Mike9102 I would like help in opening exe files
 
Old 07-09-2013, 09:19 PM   #2
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*.exe files are a Windows/DOS thing. They will not run natively in Linux.

You can run some *.exe files using WINE. The Wine AppDB provides some information as to what applications run well with WINE and what ones do not, at least as regards major applications.

Another alternative is to install a virtualizer, such as VirtualBox, install Windows to the virtualizer (that is called a "virtual machine" or VM), then run the files in Windows in the VM. This article should tell you more: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualMachines

Between the two choices, I would recommend the latter over the former. When WINE works well, it's great, but, depending on the file you want to open, it may or may not work.

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Old 07-10-2013, 12:50 AM   #3
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A second option is to use the Linux equivalent for the Windows file you're trying to open. Can you give us an idea of which exe files you're trying to open and why.
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