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Old 07-19-2006, 05:39 AM   #1
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How can ı open ".exe" extended files ?

hi I downloaded a ".exe" extended file.
But I dont know how to use it.
If you help me I would be glad :
Old 07-19-2006, 05:42 AM   #2
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.exe files are typically Windows executables that you use on Windows by double-clicking on them. On Linux, if you like to try to use one, you'll need a Windows emulator of some kind - Wine may be able to run the .exe file, but not necessarily.
Old 07-19-2006, 06:21 AM   #3
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".exe" are windows or mono binaries.

windows binaries can be run using wine
mono binaries using mono
Old 07-19-2006, 08:17 AM   #4
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DownLoaded "Wine" but What to do after that

Sorry I just downloaded Wine as "wine-20040505.tgz" to /home/bluesky2_1986 and Unzipped it with the command

tar -xvf wine-20040505.tgz

I have LimeWire.exe in the same directory with

"wine-20040505.tgz" hoe will I run this exe ?
Old 07-19-2006, 08:27 AM   #5
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first, where are you getting wine? Your filename does not look at all like the download from the wine site---which looks more like: wine-0.9.17-1.fc5 (the version for Fedora core 5)
Your file looks suspiciously like it is from 2004, making it way obsolete.

second, after downloading and running tar to extract, you should be left with a folder--in which there will be some kind of install or compile command. You need to INSTALL wine before it will run an .exe

For more info:
Old 07-19-2006, 08:53 AM   #6
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Linewire for Linux...
Old 07-19-2006, 10:19 AM   #7
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well if you downloaded the wine from the slack package site and you are using slackware then just do installpkg wine-20040505.tgz (slackware specific install packages, pre compiled binaries are tgz) and that should install it else follow the install instructions and as already suggested if you are not using slackware the try gettin the source tarballs
and use tar -xvfj wine-0.9.17.tar.bz2 and the follow the install instructions from the decompressed files!!
Old 07-19-2006, 10:47 AM   #8
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lol. If you are using Slackware, you're in way over your head.


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