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Old 06-19-2008, 12:49 PM   #1
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what kinds of file extensions work in ubuntu??


what are the file extensions that work in ubuntu ?? will .exe work?? if it doesn't work, is there any other replacement?
 
Old 06-19-2008, 12:50 PM   #2
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What exactly is your question? File extensions don't "work". You can't run Windows executables under Linux natively, but you may be able to run them with WINE. Edit: you're better off trying to find native Linux software that serves the same purpose as whatever you want to use.

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Old 06-19-2008, 01:06 PM   #3
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what are the file extensions that work in ubuntu ?? will .exe work?? if it doesn't work, is there any other replacement?

you are asking to run a MS Windows application in a Linux Operating System.

Linux is not Windows.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 01:07 PM   #4
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im just a newbie to linux...so i didn't understand your answer properly...could you please explain it in a more elaborate manner?
 
Old 06-19-2008, 01:26 PM   #5
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http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

Perhaps you can rephrase your question.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 03:46 PM   #6
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unix/linux doesn't use extensions. outside of windows world .exe, .sh or anything else are for user comfort not system requirements.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 04:01 PM   #7
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In other words, extensions are meaningless to linux. Contents is what matters. The extension is just part of the name, and it's there just for convenience so we have a label to look at, but a .jpg file could contain an avi video without any problem.

Windows .exe files are windows programs. And linux is incompatible with them at binary levels. In other words, if you want to run windows software in linux, you need to use some kind of emulation, translation or virtualization. Wine is a program that allows many windows stuff to run in linux. It's not exactly an emulator, but I won't bore you with technicalities, so, you can consider it as one for the purpose of this thread.
 
Old 06-21-2008, 10:46 AM   #8
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Windows EXE's in Linux

As everyone else said above, Windows EXE's DO NOT work in Linux. If you want to run Windows programs, you'll have to download and install Wine, but not every program is compatible with Wine.
 
Old 06-21-2008, 11:53 AM   #9
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