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Old 06-29-2006, 11:55 AM   #1
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how to install .exe

ok i may ask unbeliavable stupid qs as neebie .

i am trying to install a .exe file i have just download and i can not .
i dowload filen in media:/sda2/home/user1 . the file i want to install for example has the name Install_Messenger.exe and when i click i have to decide with witc prog i have to open it (open with...)
What i have to do?

also when i click on : Install_Messenger.exe.part
the message that occures is : Unable to run the command specified. The file or folder file:///home/user1/Install_Messenger.exe.part does not exist.

thanks for ur concern !!

Also if someone has in mind a good neebie tutorial of how to use and do simple things through linux plz let me know it cause i am unable to work with linux right now
Old 06-29-2006, 11:56 AM   #2
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i use suse 10.1 if that has a relation
Old 06-29-2006, 11:58 AM   #3
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There are thousands if not millions of links on here and google for simple Linux info, it just takes some research (get used to it )

as for .exe Linux doens't support them natively, it's a windows binary, compiled for windows systems. You will need wine -

what is it? MSN messenger? there are lots of other (read: much better) prgrams such as gaim, kopete that support multiple protocols
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.part means the file isnt even completely downloaded...
Old 06-29-2006, 01:39 PM   #5
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ty alot or ur help and ty for the asap reply
Old 06-29-2006, 10:33 PM   #6
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.. and if your looking for an instant messanger check out gaim
Old 06-30-2006, 03:35 AM   #7
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aMSN is a clone of MSN messenger.
You have to use yum on Suze I think? Or is that on Fedora?
Old 06-30-2006, 03:53 AM   #8
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Hi there,

To be able to run an .exe on Linux machines, you have to make a windows emulation. The emulation will run the program you want. Most .exe can be run from an emulator.

Depending on the .exe, I use either "wine" or "CrossOver". You can download one of these two on the web.


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