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Old 04-01-2004, 10:40 AM   #1
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setup.exe:Can run on Linux???


Hi everybody,

Is it possible to install window based software (eg. winamp, photoshop, ms-office) on linux by running this command:

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#wine setup.exe

If it is possible, then corresponding programme would reside at what location? I mean to say, from where can i run that software?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 10:45 AM   #2
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Yes. The software will go to the fake windows 'c' directory. If you have the fake 'c' configured to be /fake_c, the the software will probably go into /fake_c/Program\ Files/ (the \ is becasue of the space).
Wine can be obtained from www.winehq.org
 
Old 04-01-2004, 10:45 AM   #3
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I personally haven't ever had to use wine because I've found that linux always has an alternative to the windows software I used.

To answer your question yes you can use wine to run windows applications in linux.

http://www.winehq.com/
 
Old 04-01-2004, 10:55 AM   #4
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hi aaa,

Will "fake_c" or "c" will automatically get created after running "wine setup.exe" or i have to do "something" to create it?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 10:59 AM   #5
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Do you have Wine? Is it configured? You will specifiy the location of the fake windows drive when you configure Wine.
Check this site out: www.frankscorner.org
 
Old 04-01-2004, 11:10 AM   #6
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hi aaa,

sorry for troubling u again.

i have wine which got installed durnig the Installation of RH8 only? Do i have to configure it again. PLEASE tell me the way.

Waiting for your reply.

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Old 04-01-2004, 11:17 AM   #7
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Try running wine on a Windows program (try notepad.exe). If it says 'directory ~/.wine not found' or similar, you need to configure again.
 
  


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