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    Need help with .exe installation


    How do I install a .exe file? Does it have to be done differently for different programs? I run the Kubuntu os.

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    You don't install .exe files in Kubuntu any more than you install .deb files in Mac Os X or .dmg files in Windows.

    .exe is a non-native format. There are some helper programs (like Wine, Crossover Office, and Cedega) that can run Windows native programs, but they do not work with all Windows programs.

    Your best bet is always to install a Linux program. Here are tips on how to do that:
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftware

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    Ok, then whats a good (recommended) cross-over progam to use?

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    Also, how do I install wine????

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    What kind of program do you want?

    Have a look at the Table of Linux Equivekants to windows Software to pick an application suited to whatever task you want it for.

    If you really need to install a Windows app on Linux, then first install wine;
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install wine
    then run the .exe file with wine;
    Code:
    wine /path/to/file.exe
    Not all windows apps will run through Wine on Linux though, so you're best to avoid it whenever possible, and use a Linux native application.

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    it says that I cant install wine...that the package is missing or obsoleted

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    Hmm, ok, I just installed it, so I know it's there...

    Try editing your sources.list to ensure edgy-backports/universe is enabled
    Code:
    sudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list
    Look for 2 lines something like;
    Code:
    #deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    #deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    And remove the # from the start of the lines. Save and close. Then update apt
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    And try installing wine again;
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install wine

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    I would strongly recommend against ever doing
    Code:
    sudo kate
    The proper command is
    Code:
    kdesu kate
    If you want Wine, you need to enable extra repositories and then read this guide to using Wine.

    You still haven't said what .exe program you're trying to run. Some won't run at all, even if you have Crossover Office or Cedega.

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    Sorry, I am trying to run pokerstars. Its an online poker game. I checked the list of games that will run with 'wine', and it is on there! Thank you all for your help. I'm going to try the newly posted ideas now...... Wish me luck!

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    Hey dark, I dont have those two files you listed. Also, how do I enable the repositories?

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