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Old 05-02-2014, 10:40 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can I run .exe (Microsoft Windows Application) on Ubuntu? If so, how?


I like running Ubuntu but I still want to run my windows applications. I have looked at wine, but it looks very complicated. I got rid of my Windows OS (my mistake) and want to run applications I saved on my USB. Is there a way to run them?

P.S My computer is quite slow so I can't run a virtual OS.
 
Old 05-02-2014, 11:27 PM   #2
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I have looked at wine, but it looks very complicated.
The link below shows how to install wine on Ubuntu which looks pretty simple, type three one line entries, actually just copy/paste them

https://www.winehq.org/download/ubuntu

Similar info at the site below with a brief tutorial on configuring and using it.

http://www.tecmint.com/install-wine-...nd-linux-mint/
 
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:49 PM   #3
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Virus???

Ubuntu has detected a virus. Should I be worried?
 
Old 05-02-2014, 11:55 PM   #4
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the default linux install will NOT pop up a warning stating
"Ubuntu has detected a virus"

and as far as i know there is NO program that will say that

as to being able to run a Microsoft program ??????
who knows ????
you have not informed us as to what these programs are .
as such we can not say .Other than look them up on the wine site

Also installing and using wine is very very very simple
Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine
then just double click on the Microsoft program ( just as you would on windows)
 
Old 05-02-2014, 11:56 PM   #5
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That just confused me more...
 
Old 05-03-2014, 12:02 AM   #6
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E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)

Is that because I'm already installing it through Ubuntu software center?

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Old 05-03-2014, 12:05 AM   #7
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It has finished installing. Now do I just open the .exe with wine?
 
Old 05-03-2014, 12:16 AM   #8
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Ummm... I installed the stable 1.6 version and it's saying it needs an update...
 
Old 05-03-2014, 12:26 AM   #9
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Hello???
 
Old 05-03-2014, 12:29 AM   #10
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... but I still want to run my windows applications.
Defeats the purpose of using a different operating system, does it not? If you like Windows applications better than open source applications, it would make more sense to use Windows.
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Can I run .exe (Microsoft Windows Application) on (a Linux system)?
No.
 
Old 05-03-2014, 12:31 AM   #11
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My mum uninstalled windows before she gave it to me
 
Old 05-03-2014, 12:32 AM   #12
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Hello???
knock - knock ......

we are volunteers here
and still do not know what these unnamed Microsoft programs on a usb drive are .

also what version of Ubuntu did you install ?
14.04 is the current and should have installed the current version of wine for your operating system

wine 1.6.2 is the current STABLE
and wine 1.7.18 is the current TESTING
 
Old 05-03-2014, 01:04 AM   #13
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Try to run Win XP as a guest in Oracle Virual box.It should run.

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I like running Ubuntu but I still want to run my windows applications. I have looked at wine, but it looks very complicated. I got rid of my Windows OS (my mistake) and want to run applications I saved on my USB. Is there a way to run them?

P.S My computer is quite slow so I can't run a virtual OS.
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Try to run Win XP as a guest in Oracle Virual box.It should run.
 
Old 05-03-2014, 04:29 AM   #14
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P.S My computer is quite slow so I can't run a virtual OS.
Try to run Win XP as a guest in Oracle Virual box.It should run.
The OP believes the machine is not powerful enough to use a VM effectively. There is no point advising him/her to do (or try) it anyway. And as I posted earlier, if the goal is to use Windows applications, using Windows is the best choice.
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My mum uninstalled windows before she gave it to me
I interpret this to mean the machine no longer has Windows and you do not have an installation disc. Correct? This would be a valid reason for switching to Linux, but in that case, the best idea would be to also abandon Windows applications. There are open source applications for everything.
 
Old 05-03-2014, 09:47 PM   #15
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If you really need Windows, look at the product key on the machine, google for the install disk, download and burn the disk, and reinstall Windows on it.
 
  


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