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Old 04-15-2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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Post Will I be able to run every windows program in linux?

Shouldn't a virtual Windows running on linux allow that in theory?
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You can run Windows in a Virtual Machine, and I think just about everything will work.

You can run Windows applications in Linux using WINE or CrossOver (commercial version of WINE, with a friendly interface). Many Windows applications will work, but NOT all. There are compatibility lists at the WINE site or the CrossOver site ( )


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