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Old 02-28-2011, 09:45 AM   #1
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I want to run .exe files in ubuntu.

How to run .exe files in ubuntu(linux)
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

The type of files you refer to are typical for Windows and cannot natively be run in Linux. The first thing I'd advise you is to see if an alternative application exists for Linux. If there isn't and you really need this particular software then you can always try to run it in Wine, CrossOver (build on Wine) or another emulation solution.

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Welcome to the forums!

.exe files are Windows executables. The foolproof ways to run them is to dual-boot with Windows, or to run Windows in a virtual machine (VMWare, VirtualBox, etc).

You can run some Windows applications in Ubuntu using an application called Wine. The Wine website has a database of applications that have been tested:


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