Is Linux Mint 5 support .exe file?

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Is Linux Mint 5 support .exe file?

Postby justwanttotry on Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:22 pm

I want to try Linux Mint 5, but I have some software that I have to use which is in .exe. Can someone tell me whether it works for exe or not?
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Re: Is Linux Mint 5 support .exe file?

Postby miket on Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:23 am

Hi !

justwanttotry wrote:I want to try Linux Mint 5, but I have some software that I have to use which is in .exe. Can someone tell me whether it works for exe or not?


By default Linux will not run Windows .EXE programs ...

You can however run them in a Virtual Machine running Windows.
Search the forum for VirtualBox and you will find how to create a virtual machine.

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Re: Is Linux Mint 5 support .exe file?

Postby freedom_is_chaos on Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:50 pm

You can try to use WINE to "emulate" windows and use them. Check the AppDB on the Winehq.com website and search for the applications you would like to try. They will tell you a rough estimate on those that might have tried to use your applications via WINE. This methods avoids the extra resources it takes to run a Windows Virtual Machine.
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