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hi, i am completely new to linux,and somehow installed fedora 8 on my pc..i need to install some softwares that are compatible with windows..like "offfice communicator/windows messenger..or equivalent"... i have ...
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    hi,
    i am completely new to linux,and somehow installed fedora 8 on my pc..i need to install some softwares that are compatible with windows..like "offfice communicator/windows messenger..or equivalent"...
    i have the exe files for them...but they duninstall...message pops up that "put fedora disc in.."
    i dun have the disc and the .exe files dun get executed as in windows..
    please resolve this issue...
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    Hi and Welcome !

    Linux doesn't support .exe files. You can run .exe files using Wine but it doesn't work with all exe files.
    I would suggest you install applications using Package Manager/Add Remove Programs only. Check the list of Windows Alternative pacakges in Linux.

    Have you tried Pidgin or Kopete Messenger? It has a lot of messenger clients including MSN.
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