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Old 04-25-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
Sanpreet Singh
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How to open .exe in linux


I have two question and If any one answer my problem will be solved.

1.)How to open .exe file in ubuntu
2,) How to install any software in ubuntu using readme instruction because i feel it difficulty to install it by reading the instruction. There are somewords in read me file which i donot understand. If you can give me any suggesstion I will be hwlpful to you.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 10:32 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Sanpreet Singh View Post
I have two question and If any one answer my problem will be solved.

1.)How to open .exe file in ubuntu
The first good step would be for you to try looking this up. This has been asked (and answered), many, MANY times on this site. .exe files are for Windows, not Linux. So the short answer is, you can't run them. The longer answer is, you can install Wine and TRY to make it work, but many Windows programs don't work under Wine at all. Since you haven't said what program this is, we can't help. The best solution is to find a program in Linux that does the same thing, and use it
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2,) How to install any software in ubuntu using readme instruction because i feel it difficulty to install it by reading the instruction. There are somewords in read me file which i donot understand. If you can give me any suggesstion I will be hwlpful to you.
There is absolutely nothing anyone can help you with, in regards to this. If you don't want to read the instructions, that's just plain lazy. If you have read them, and don't understand parts, then you have two options: LOOK UP WHAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND, or post EXACTLY what it is you don't understand, and why the explanation you looked up doesn't make sense to you.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 10:41 AM   #3
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1. its always best to use a native program for the os you are running. for example, instead of trying to force the windows version of firefox to run in ubuntu just use the linux version. instead of trying to force microsoft office to run in ubuntu just install open-office...

you can try to make them work with wine but my experience is that it works about half of the time.


2. not sure what you are trying to install; 99 % of the software i use i install from the distros online repository (sudo yum install gimp / sudo apt-get install mplayer) so that it installs dependencies automatically without me having to hunt them down manually.

we dont have e.s.p.; if you dont show us the contents of the readme how would we be able to tell you what it means. what are you trying to install ?

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Old 04-25-2013, 10:46 AM   #4
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Some, but not many, M$ .exe files are "self-extracting" ZIP files. If that is the case for your "exe," you can try to open it with an archive manager. (e.g., ark, xarchiver, etc.)

If you're trying to run a M$ "exe" file, you could install wine (a Window$ system simulator) and see if that will run the file.

Generally speaking, it's usually silly to try to run a program designed for an obsolete operating system like Microsoft's Windows on a modern OS.
 
  


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