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Old 08-20-2017, 03:49 AM   #1
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Question please help!


Hello friends.
Guys can I use Windows Applications in Linux?
Applications like Autocad Revit SAP etc.,

If yes, Please tell me how to!

REGARDS.
 
Old 08-20-2017, 04:09 AM   #2
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Hello friends.
Guys can I use Windows Applications in Linux?
Applications like Autocad Revit SAP etc.,

If yes, Please tell me how to!

REGARDS.
Yes, you can, have a look at: https://www.winehq.org/

Having said that though, you should check there is no Linux app, that can do the same job (and, if not better!).

But failing that, Have fun!
 
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:29 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ!

Dual boot or Virtualization of the Windows OS
 
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:03 AM   #4
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Hello friends.
Guys can I use Windows Applications in Linux? Applications like Autocad Revit SAP etc., If yes, Please tell me how to!
Read the "Question Guidelines" link in my posting signature.

Short answer: No
Longer answer: Still no, but you can use Wine to run SOME apps in an emulated environment, sometimes, and they'll be slow and/or may not work correctly at all.

Think about your question: would you ask "Can I use Windows software on a Mac???" or "Can I use this Apple program for Mac on Windows?" Probably not..this is no different. Windows programs are for Windows. All that being said, you may first want to investigate programs that do what you're after, but run on Linux...there can be alternatives that suit your needs and run on Linux natively, like using GIMP instead of Photoshop.

Another alternative is running Windows within something like VirtualBox...you'll have 'real' Windows, and your programs will run just fine...but your main system will still be running Linux.
 
Old 08-21-2017, 11:36 AM   #5
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As far as Wine is concerned, it's not necessarily slow because it's not an emulator. It just monitors the program and converts any calls to Windows into calls to Linux, but most of the code just runs normally. But Wine doesn't always cope: some programs run perfectly, some only run with certain versions of Wine, and some fail. For example, Autocad 16 worked perfectly, but 18 was a disaster. Sometimes, there's no alternative to just using Windows.

In many cases, there will be suitable alternatives, for example
http://linuxappfinder.com/alternativ...h_text=autocad
 
Old 08-21-2017, 08:08 PM   #6
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When it comes to finding alternative software, this is my favorite site.

http://alternativeto.net
 
Old 08-30-2017, 04:22 AM   #7
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Hi.

Just learn to run free (as in freedom) equivalents...

Have fun!
 
Old 08-30-2017, 03:07 PM   #8
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You might be able to run some windows programs in linux.

A commercial product from Code Weavers is the cutting edge in ways to run windows on linux. Second to that was mentioned as Wine.

Some of the programs you mention need to be activated and that takes some tricking, we can't tell you but web pages exist. The EULA may not directly allow you to run these programs.
 
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