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Old 01-23-2008, 11:04 AM   #1
Asuralm
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Run win32 program in Linux


Hi All:

Does anyone have any idea of how to run a win32 program in Linux please?

I don't mean something sophisticated like wine, but just get a simple win32 program running is ok.

Thanks
 
Old 01-23-2008, 11:50 AM   #2
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Unless you have the access to the code so that you can port the program over yourself, you're going to have to use that "sophisticated" wine, or an even more sophisticated windows-running-in-an-emulator configuration, to do what you want.

That's the whole idea behind wine in the first place: to make it possible to run Windows programs on unix-based operating systems. It's what provides the API layer necessary for the programs to run. And it's really not that difficult to use, for the most part; just run 'wine program.exe' from a terminal.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 11:51 AM   #3
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It's not possible to do so unless you're running something like Wine, Cegeda (for gaming) or CrossOver (more for office apps).
 
Old 01-23-2008, 11:57 AM   #4
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Or if you have a Windows virtual machine running...
 
Old 01-23-2008, 12:03 PM   #5
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Just to be clear, wine, cedega, and crossover are all pretty much the same thing. CrossOver is a set of proprietary additions and modifications to the base wine code (mostly) for support of business applications, and Cedega is a fork of an old version of wine heavily modified specifically for gaming. But they all work in pretty much the same manner.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 12:36 PM   #6
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But I don't have windows installed on my computer and I don't have the administrator access, can I still use wine properly?
 
  


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