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Old 02-06-2008, 06:44 AM   #1
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Running Exe Files...


Please suggest how to run exe files in LINUX. I am using FEDORA CORE.
Is running exe files in LINUX is not at all possible...
Please help...
Also suggest some softwares that can be run in LINUX...
 
Old 02-06-2008, 06:53 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!!

.exe is the typical extension for a Windows executable. The tool in Linux to run these is called WINE. There is also a commercial version (CrossOver). WINE will be available through your package manager---on some distros it gets installed by default.

WINE and CrossOver both maintain compatibility lists:
http://www.winehq.org/site/supported_applications
http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxoffice/

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Also suggest some softwares that can be run in LINUX..
You'll need to be more specific--There is a huge array of SW for Linux.
 
Old 02-06-2008, 06:56 AM   #3
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EXE files are Windows executables. Linux is a different operating system than Windows. A Windows executable is practically in a different language. Linux cannot run Windows executables and vice versa.

There is a project called WINE which provides a kind of translation layer. The Windows executable tries to send requests to Windows, which WINE intercepts and translates into Linux requests and back again. But this project doesn't work for all Windows executables, and it is not necessarily easy to make use of.

For suggestions of software that runs in Linux, I'm sure Fedora comes with some kind of repository list. There must be better than 10.000 different programs available.

Robin
 
Old 02-06-2008, 07:00 AM   #4
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You cannot directly run Windows executables (they depend upon the Windows operating system). You can add virtual machine software, such as VMware and others, or you can add Wine, that allows you to directly execute Windows programs (but not all Windows programs).

See http://www.vmware.com for information about VMware or http://www.winehq.org for information about Wine. Additionally, the February 2008 issue of Linux Journal magazine features a number of articles about virtual servers that may be interesting.
 
Old 02-06-2008, 07:44 AM   #5
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In addition to CrossOver and WINE, there is also Cedega. http://transgaming.com/
 
Old 02-06-2008, 08:18 AM   #6
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I've heard that WINE is doing a lot better than Cedega. And Cedega is not free.
Dual booting might be a good option.
 
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Really? I've had virtually no success with my games running on WINE. Hellgate: London, Tabula Rasa, World of Warcraft, City of Heroes just to name a few. IIRC, the last time I tried Oblivion it didn't work either.
 
  


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