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    Running exe file


    I am trying to run an exe file and I get an error message cannot execute binary file. Please help!!

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    exe files are windows programs. They do not run natively in linux. Ideally you should find a linux equivalent to whatever program you need. That failing, some talented folks created a windows compatibility layer, called WINE, which allows you to run some windows programs under linux.

    I don't know what linux distro you're running, but the general idea here applies to all variations.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Sw...ows#Installing Programs

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    If you have Wine installed, then the OS will recognize that the .exe file is a Windows executable, and try to run it in the Wine environment. However, not all Windows executables will run well, though many do. For example, I run PhotoShop and Adobe Framemaker as well as other applications with Wine, but other Windows applications don't work so well, such as Sparx Enterprise Architect. In such a case, I run Windows in a virtual machine.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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