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lindabrownms
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Running a windows program on mint linux without crashes

Post by lindabrownms » Tue May 08, 2018 5:59 am

I've been a Linux user for gods knows how long (Not because I'm programmer or anything I just like Linux.). So I recently started on a new job. So they use this Quality Management Software which apparently only works on Windows. It is important that I use this software, at the same time I don't want to use Windows. So I need to find a way in which this software works on Linux without any crashes. If anybody knows something, help me.

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Re: Running a windows program on mint linux without crashes

Post by rado84 » Tue May 08, 2018 6:27 am

I've ran several Windows programs on Linux so far. For that you need to install Wine, Wine-Gecko, Wine-mono and PlayOnLinux. With these 4 programs even the capricious Photoshop works with no problems.
If that doesn't work, I think the only option left for you is to install Windows on a VM, if you have enough RAM for that.

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Re: Running a windows program on mint linux without crashes

Post by karlchen » Tue May 08, 2018 6:30 am

Hello, Lindabrownms.

As you will have to use the linked Software Suite for your job, I wonder whether your new employer will not provide Windows based office machines to their employees anyway. In this case the question would never raise whether it were possible to run the mentioned Software Suite on Linux under Wine.

In case your new employer should permit you to use your private Linux machine on the job, I would not take Wine into consideration in order to run the mentioned Software Suite. It may be a more trouble-free approach to install Virtualbox on the Linux machine, install a (properly licensed) Windows version on it, which is supported by the mentioned Software Suite, and run the mentioned Software Suite inside the virtual machine.

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Re: Running a windows program on mint linux without crashes

Post by lindabrownms » Tue May 08, 2018 6:51 am

My employer is not allowing me to use a private system. But I was hoping to install Linux in the system they provide, just to stay on Linux. Anyway thanks for the suggestions.

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Re: Running a windows program on mint linux without crashes

Post by Hoser Rob » Tue May 08, 2018 8:24 am

lindabrownms wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:51 am
... I was hoping to install Linux in the system they provide, just to stay on Linux. ...
That just sounds like a bad idea. Use Windows.

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Re: Running a windows program on mint linux without crashes

Post by karlchen » Tue May 08, 2018 8:43 am

Hi, lindabrownms.

The employer does not allow you to use your private computer in the office. This is pretty normal very likely for the majority of employers. How else could they make sure that their IT and security standards are obeyed?
Therefore I would be more than amazed if the same employer permitted you to install Linux Mint on your office machine.
Imaginable, but more than unlikely. Most companies are heavily Windows-minded (sigh).

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Re: Running a windows program on mint linux without crashes

Post by Hoser Rob » Tue May 08, 2018 9:25 am

Of course most businesses are Windows based. That's where the enterprise software is.

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