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Hi Friends, I need your assisstance for Linux O.S. In my Laptop LINUX O.S is installed. Till yesterday i use to use windows XP. Now I want to use LINUX ...
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    how to install any .exe file ?


    Hi Friends,

    I need your assisstance for Linux O.S.

    In my Laptop LINUX O.S is installed.

    Till yesterday i use to use windows XP. Now I want to use LINUX O.S

    In windows i was able to install any softwares just by clicking SETUP file of that software.

    But in LINUX O.S,if I click on the setup file of any software it is not installing and infact giving error.

    Please let me know how to install any .exe file ?

    I heard that some software is available called "WINE".

    Please help me in knowing about this software.If I install it will i be able to install INTERNET EXPLORER in LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM ?

    Regards,
    Aparna.

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    .exe are made for windows.
    linux is a different platform.

    Wine is a way to get *some* windows software running *to a certain degree*
    For details on specific windows apps, look here WineHQ - Wine Application Database

    In general, I would suggest to look for native linux counterparts or run a windows in a vm.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Aside from IE (which ******g sucks), what software do you want to run on linux? There's most probably a counterpart (and most probably a better one) for that software you want to install.

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    install wine with sudo apt-get install wine1.2 and then run the application with chmod +x (application name) && wine (application name)

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    But remember, you are bringing back the risk of being infected by windows malwares.

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