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Old 02-26-2010, 05:44 AM   #1
amritpalpathak
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How to use softwares in ubuntu which are installed in window


hello . still m using window and ubuntu 9.10 on my desktop . i have installed a number of softwares in windowww,,now i wanna to use thhose softwares which are install in window but i dont know how to do it

please give me terminal commmand or any other solutiion how to do it ....
or there is any software for it
plz give a complete solution step by step
 
Old 02-26-2010, 05:46 AM   #2
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Study the following carefully :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_%28software%29

http://www.winehq.org/

and this too:
http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20...uivalents.html

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Old 02-26-2010, 05:47 AM   #3
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Which software are you using?
Did you looked for linux alternatives?

Windows software doesn't run on linux, however you can use wine
http://www.winehq.org/about/
 
Old 02-26-2010, 05:49 AM   #4
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As a general rule, you can not use Windows software under Linux. They are two different OSes, with very different capabilities, and they are not compatible at binary level.

Being that said, you might be able to run some Windows based software using Wine, which is a reimplementation of the Windows API using Linux system calls and APIs like Xlib and many others.

For that, you need to install wine. After that, you need to install the Windows program under Linux using Wine, and after that you might be able to run the program. Note the use of the word "might". The results will vary greatly. Wine can run some Windows programs on some systems, but it's definitely not Windows.

Besides that, you should really be looking for native alternatives. Use Wine only if you don't have any other alternative, it will save you a lot of trouble.
 
Old 02-27-2010, 01:37 AM   #5
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Welcome to LQ. You seem to have been very enthusiastic despite language difficulties and people have been enjoying helping you. To help us help you, please edit your profile to show a location and distro. You can also set things up so you are notified by email when you get replies.

Enjoy your new freedom.
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