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Ok here I go. I have the concept of Linux down....ahhh well sort of. I am trying to figure out how IO can run exe files. Everytime I click on ...
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    A question about ftp's and exe's


    Ok here I go. I have the concept of Linux down....ahhh well sort of. I am trying to figure out how IO can run exe files. Everytime I click on them they do not work so I figure there must be a way to fanagle it so it does work. Also I am looking for an ftp that will actually work on my new linux box. I am running mandrake 9.1 Is it possible to run all the games that I had on xp on linux. I am running a duel boot system and do have access to windows from my linux box. Help please.

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    With linux, your standard windows exe's wont work. You will need to get a linux version of the software, or find an alternative.

    There is one possible exeception to this, and that is running WINE on your linux machine, which is basically a Windows Emulator. I dont use it myself, so i dont know how effective it is.

    Here is the homepage: http://www.winehq.org/

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    If you want to run windows applications on linux you will need the wine application as a windows emulator. The following is a description of what it is:

    Think of Wine as a Windows compatibility layer. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely alternative implementation consisting of 100% Microsoft-free code, but it can optionally use native system DLLs if they are available. Wine provides both a development toolkit (Winelib) for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris.
    If you want to continue with Windows (which is fine and reasonable), then change your machine to a dual boot OS instead. A Windows application will never run as well or poorly as it does while in Windows only.

    Just my opinion,
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastlanwan
    A Windows application will never run as well or poorly as it does while in Windows only.



    On the downside, I read somewhere that that wine frequently 'freezes' up. Wait a minute, maybe it's a good win emulator after all!
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    GuitarSmasher (very Who ,
    you also mention that you want an ftp that works with Linux. Well, Linux comes with its own. Simply open up a terminal window and enter 'ftp'. Then you'll have to Open up a connection with the remote ftp site. Perhaps login (as anonymous or guest), perhaps cd (change directory) or ls (list the files in a directory) and get (receive a file) or mget (receive multple files).

    I'm sure that there is also a GUI version of ftp with either Gnome or KDE, or you could use your web browser (Mozilla, Galeon, Netscape or the excelent Opera) to download files.

    have fun
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    Well the reason I am asking for something that will make exe's work is because i have many games that I was playing on windows that I would like to play on linux. I am not so much trying to have linux be like windows but I would like to play the games.

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    Install wine.

    If the games work under Wine, great, if they dont, then it proberly cant be done.

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