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linux and .exe files

Postby timmyflight on Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:49 pm

Hi all, I'm a total noob at linux... hope my questions aren't too stupid.
Can .exe files be opened in linux? How about installing and running
mainstream programs, specifically Microsoft Flight Simulator?
Thanks much! :D
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Postby jonpackard on Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:00 am

Welcome to Linux Mint, Timmy. There are no stupid questions when it comes to Linux, as we were all newbies once. Wine or Transgaming Cedega can be used to run windows programs and games, however it is often best to find a native Linux program instead. For example, an alternative to MS Flight Simulator would be Flightgear, which you can install using Synaptic. Let us know if you need help replacing any of your other Windows programs with native Linux ones.
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Postby timmyflight on Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:06 am

Thanks Jon for the info, I'll certainly look into the flightgear program.
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