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Old 06-05-2008, 06:43 AM   #1
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Windows Program


Hi all.
Is there any program that allow me install windows program(exe) and work with it like msn messenger or yahoo etc.

if yes
pls tell me where to download.
is there any external steps that i need to configure it?
 
Old 06-05-2008, 06:48 AM   #2
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The program is called wine.
You forgot to tell me which distro you are using.
 
Old 06-05-2008, 06:50 AM   #3
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WINE.... Depending on what distro you are using, it may be already installed. If not, it will be available using the package manager. The other option is Crossover, which is a commercial version of WINE with a nice GUI front end. http://www.codeweavers.com

But--always try the Linux equivalents first. For the examples you cite, I think there are many.
 
Old 06-05-2008, 12:19 PM   #4
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the whole point is so you dont need to depend on windows for each windows program that you want to install there is a linux application
if its because of messenger you can just install pidgin which is quite good and you can use all your account at the same time
 
Old 06-06-2008, 04:20 PM   #5
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Thank you all for answer.But what about (distro).I have Fedora 2.0.0.the newest version
sorry because I ask many question .
but I'm new user in linux.I found Linux more interesting than microsoft windows.
Is fedora included (WINE) in hire package? or i need to download it.pls tell me where to download it.
 
Old 06-06-2008, 06:58 PM   #6
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Thank you all for answer.But what about (distro).I have Fedora 2.0.0.the newest version
sorry because I ask many question .
but I'm new user in linux.I found Linux more interesting than microsoft windows.
Is fedora included (WINE) in hire package? or i need to download it.pls tell me where to download it.
I'm confused, Fedora 2 is not the newest version
You just need to go to add/remove programs and install it through there, but if you are just using it to run msn messenger, you should try pidgin which runs natively as has been mentioned before
 
Old 06-06-2008, 10:07 PM   #7
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The most recent release of Fedora is Fedora 9. Support for Fedora 2 was dropped several years ago.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 09:55 AM   #8
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sorry for a mistake :-) About Fedora

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Is there any command that will show me the version of this OS.Like msver in Windows cmd.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 11:34 AM   #9
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Quote:
cat /etc/redhat-release
This (above) should give you the version that you are running.

Usually:

Quote:
uname -a
(but not always) will give you a strong hint.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 11:39 AM   #10
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but then again you should let go of windows apps and start using the linux ones. Pidgeon is a IM program that works as just about every chat program under the sun
its kind of like trilian but supports more IM protocols...
 
Old 06-10-2008, 07:39 PM   #11
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cat /etc/issue may also work
 
Old 06-11-2008, 04:38 AM   #12
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Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.23.1-42.fc8 #1 SMP Tue Oct 30 13:55:12 EDT 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
I think its Fedora 8
this is the result that the terminal show
 
Old 06-11-2008, 10:30 AM   #13
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See man yum.

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yum install wine
As root, should get you there. You would be better off running the native versions of any program (where you can).
 
Old 06-11-2008, 09:39 PM   #14
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That's Fedora 8 alright.
Generally I use the Add/Remove programs menu if possible, but the cmd line should work as well (I believe it still auto-handles dependencies that way.
 
  


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