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Old 11-04-2004, 09:16 PM   #1
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Windows Software on Linux RedHat

Hey is there a way that i could install window's software on linux, like msn messenger??
Old 11-04-2004, 10:17 PM   #2
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what's wrong with amsn or gaim?

some windows programs will install and run in linux via wine (google wine - it's the first hit - wine hq), but i don't remember msn messenger being on the known run list.

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Old 11-04-2004, 11:15 PM   #3
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thx a lot but im not quiet sure how to install those things
Old 11-04-2004, 11:45 PM   #4
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thx a lot but im not quiet sure how to install those things
Itīs easy, i am sure you would find tons of information if you search a little bit, .
The Basic on installing programs,
→→ if it is a rpm file, use the rpm command,
→→ if it is a bin file, then: ./<filename>
→→ if it is source: ./configure, make, make install
→ Use the man command to see the commandīs documentation, ex: man rpm
Old 11-07-2004, 07:17 PM   #5
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Trust us, it is by far easier to install Linux native Instant Messenger programmes than it is to try and get Windows versions to run under Linux satisfactorily.
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Indeed, Sometimes I wish wine didn't exist, but then I realise these people wouldn't even /try/ linux if that were the case.


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