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Old 09-07-2005, 09:08 PM   #1
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exe files question

i have just put Linux Red Hat on my comp as primary OS. I wonder how can I install .exe files like MSM Messenger or game??
Old 09-07-2005, 09:16 PM   #2
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there are apps like wine and crossover office which allow you to install exe's under linux, but look at Gaim or Kopete for a msm replacement. If you are really into games and are new to linux, i would suggest dual booting for a while.
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Linux is not windoze : you can not (or very hardly) use windoze applications.
Old 09-08-2005, 12:03 AM   #4
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if you use the newest version of wine, then you can also use winetools - it's about halfway between crossover office and standard wine. Not as seamless and user-friendly as x-over, but still nicer than standard wine. From the console, cd to the directory of the exe/setup, and run "wine appname.exe" or "winetools setup.exe" If you aren't sure about your wine setup, run 'winecfg' to get the configs set up. The config file is in "/home/username/.wine"



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Yes, you may use WINE. Crossover Office and Cedega(especially for gaming) are commercial tools. But if you are a die hard gamer you might want to subscribe to Cedega to run at least a few Windows games. You know these days many good games have Linux editions. Quake 3 Arena has, and I've seen people running Unreal too.

Bye the way, what do you think you are doing with Red Hat Linux at this time. If you are not running a version of their (costly) enterprise streams, you should be running at least version 9, which is good 3 or more years old. Consider switching to Fedora Core. This is of cource if you wish to use Red Hat related Linux.
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Or CentOS, which is a rebuild of the publicly available packages for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Old 09-08-2005, 02:26 AM   #7
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Yes, CentOS!

Thanks OSourceDiplomat. I've tried CentOS. It's pretty good. I've ran that as a live server too. Other than quite a few small bugs nothing was really wrong.

And you could try WhiteBox and Tao too. There are quite a few others too. Have a look in DistroWatch and look for Red Hat alikes.

I think these will help too, considering that RH9 is running very old libraries and so. Otherwise, I hope you are running RHEL WS.


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