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Old 01-22-2002, 06:11 PM   #1
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Angry How do you install Windows program on Linux Mandrake?

Does Windows software has to be Linux compatible in order to
use the program in Linux? I can't install any Windows programs
in Linux. What do I have to type to get the program working? Also, I am a beginner and need help badly...
Old 01-22-2002, 08:39 PM   #2
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A windows proggy will never work in linux (unless its an old dos proggy). The best you can do is use an alternative (note not emulator) , that will answer your question.
Old 01-22-2002, 08:39 PM   #3
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opps.I meant to write
Old 01-22-2002, 11:22 PM   #4
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you can also look into vmware or win4lin.. instead of running just the program, they run the OS as a virtual OS within linux.
Old 01-24-2002, 10:55 PM   #5
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yu cant be serious...

by now yu realize that .exe files DO NOT work in linux...

still, yu can try vmware ... unfortunately it will only run with half the resources...

check out:

WINE may work with things like wordpad or notepad but with M$ Office its just not happening...

good luck dude... its ok to ask stupid questions once in a while!
Old 01-26-2002, 10:47 AM   #6
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He-he, but no sarcasm dude, I imagine installing linux progy on windows and see bill loosing his teeth, I remember a couple of years ago I tried to install a zipped archived game written for linux on windows machine, I unpacked the source, and there was the .bin file and others, so I drulled for a sec renamed .bin to .exe double-clicked and wholya - stack overflow error, oops. Bill must be happy seeing this screen he invented all the time.

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