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    hi to all,

    new to this group...

    how to run programs/ applications of windows over linux.....
    can u help me out in this regard

    tripathi

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    Linux is not windows, it can not natively run windows applications.

    Wine is a software that allows some windows applications to run on linux, though they may or may not run or work correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopstah13 View Post
    Linux is not windows, it can not natively run windows applications.

    Wine is a software that allows some windows applications to run on linux, though they may or may not run or work correctly.
    Also, there are a number of virtual machine managers for Linux that allow you to run the entire Windows operating system, and hence all its programs, as a guest OS under Linux. Some are fully free and open source, others are proprietary but free for personal/educational use, others are proprietary and require purchasing a license to use. Myself, I use Wine for a number of Windows applications, including Framemaker, Photoshop, and my DVD authoring software. For some Windows applications that I use, Wine doesn't work at all, so I run them in a virtual machine using Sun's (now Oracle's) VirtualBox software, which has both an open source version as well as a proprietary (free for personal use) version. The free proprietary version is what I use since it seems to be a bit more stable than the FOSS version.
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