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trueter 09-20-2004 03:45 AM

typical newbie questions....
 
Hello alls...

first of all..thank you very much for your help and answering my (probably) stupid question....
I have installed Fedora Core 2 on my computer - I have chosen the "workstation" installation...
It works fine and I am proud to hace successfully configured my internet access ;-)
I am sure to have dozens of questions and google is my current favoured internet page...
Questions which are very essential for me at this stage:

1) I need a Navision Financals Client for my Fedora Core...

2) I have Windows Applications which are not available for Linux (e.g. HP Product Bulletin, ProCurve Configurator, ...) - I have heard that it is possible tu run Windows Application on Linux machines....how do I do that?

3) How do I install, locate installed, and run applications?

4) There are dozens of Linux howtos in the net - could you probably give me a hint where I can find good information (basic howto) that are suitable for a Linux-newbie?
I am workiong with pc for ten years now - but MS only....it's enough now!

Again, thanks a lot for your help....now, I ll try using the "find" function of this forum...

awaiting your answers.....
best regards
Torsten!

b0uncer 09-20-2004 03:55 AM

using Windows apps in Linux means usually that you run Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) that you can locate at winehq.org. it cannot run _every_ windows app, not nearly, but it can run some of them :) basically you get it somehow (say as rpm package), install, configure the config text file and run apps from command line like:

wine ./appname.exe
-OR-
wine /path/to/appname.exe

then you'll see if the app runs or not. it's not perfect, not nearly ;) but runs even games and stuff...see for yourself.


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