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AnilkumarML 10-15-2009 01:53 AM

how to install .exe in PC LINUX OS

i am new to linux, please guide me in installing windows executable files in 'pc linux os', i have tried it in but it is not showing any compatible downloads( i mean downloads are not for pc linux - (only for obuntu,solaris,free bsd....etc))

thank you.

John VV 10-15-2009 01:58 AM

what is it you want to install?
also a .exe file is a Microsoft windows program .If we knew what it is you want to install then we can point you to the linux version of it ( if it exists )

linuxlover.chaitanya 10-15-2009 02:01 AM

PC Linux OS is most probably based on Fedora. There is a good chance that wine is available in the repositories of the package manager for your distribution.

knudfl 10-15-2009 03:16 AM

Welcome to LQ.

PCLinuxOS is based on Mandrake / Mandriva,
but uses "apt for rpm" + Synaptic for package management.

# apt-get install wine
will do ( or use Synaptic ).

Remark : Some, not all, windows app's will work with wine.

Jankers 11-08-2009 03:21 PM

PCLinuxOS has it's own site

and has a "Wine" download available from synaptic.
You will probably find it easier to follow the route PClos -Wine-Windows to get the exe installed, provided it is actually supported in Wine.


knudfl 11-09-2009 02:50 AM

May be the OP , AnilkumarML, will tag the thread as [SOLVED]

if wine got installed OK.

> Thread Tools > > .. and tick "solved".

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