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Old 10-04-2003, 01:56 AM   #1
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.exe packages

is there a way to install .exe packages on linux ? how??
Old 10-04-2003, 03:06 AM   #2
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Im not a linux guru but ive never heard of such a thing. If your referring to .exe`s from windows, No they will not work completely different file structure. If your trying to use windows programs in linux you can try to use wine, I think its some kind of link between windows and linux but that is like putting a vw engine in a ferrari, lol.
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Do you mean windows exe files? if so install wine, or winex, or codeweavers, or win4lin or vmware.

wine is GPL aka freeware but does not run files dependent on direct X
Old 10-04-2003, 06:07 PM   #4
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If you are trying to unzip windows compresed packages in .exe format just do unzip <filename> and it will unzip it


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