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Old 06-04-2003, 04:45 AM   #1
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running windows executable in linux

If anybody knows how can one run the .exe files in linux. I don't know if it is possible or not. Please enlighten me.

Thanks in advance

Old 06-04-2003, 04:53 AM   #2
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Why, for heaven sakes, would you like to do that?! You can emualte a Windows environement with Wine.
Old 06-04-2003, 06:00 AM   #3
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The link is wrong, it's

However, don't use Wine if you don't need it. There are normally freely available native apps that will do what you want.
Old 06-04-2003, 08:28 AM   #4
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Thanks for the link correction. I never used Wine
Old 06-05-2003, 08:00 AM   #5
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I have installed this software many times.But I failed at last.So it is difficult to install this software.What is your feeling of it?
Old 06-05-2003, 08:05 AM   #6
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it sucks... go native.
Old 06-05-2003, 08:37 AM   #7
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i think winex is good though.. even though it is not native :D
Old 06-05-2003, 12:04 PM   #8
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just to clear it up, Wine Is Not an Emulator

people keep calling it an emulator....even though the name itself means the above.
Old 06-05-2003, 12:31 PM   #9
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its so bloody complicated to get an app working in wine, that generally its not worth the time and effort, unless you *really* need it. for example, i do web stuff for work, so i have an install of IE6 on my pc. i just use it to see how the page will look/act in IE, i use mozilla as my web browser.

although, wineX is gorgeous. i have warcraft III running with it flawlessly.


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