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  • You should check out:
    Wine (free): Windows compatibility layer, http://www.winehq.org/

    With it you can run many Windows only softwares on Linux.

    But I recommend you to check if there is native Linux versions of the software or other Linux alternatives that may be a lot better.

    Answered by asedt
    3 years ago
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  • WINE can run some Windows applications in Linux:
    www.winehq.org

    Answered by IvanAk
    3 years ago
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  • Using "Wine" you can run some windows applications perfectly on Linux OS.
    http://www.winehq.org/

    Answered by sukujgrg
    3 years ago
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  • See, there are two ways to run Windows app/programs on Linux Os. either go for WINE or go for CorssOver. If u want to run them FREE, then go for WINE (download and install it as root bu8t run wincfg as general user). This SW is totally free and easy to install.
    If u go with cost, then consider CrossOver. Of-course CrossOver is more reliable than WINE, but it is not free. See below the two URLs:
    For wine: http://www.winehq.org/

    For CrossOver: http://www.codeweavers.com/products/

    Answered by rechil_colin
    3 years ago
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  • You can run thousands of Windows applications under WINE.

    Check here: appdb.winehq.org

    Or just google the type of application you want + "open source" and Im sure you could find at least one Linux alternative.

    Answered by tcurich
    3 years ago
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  • I hope you figured this one out by now!!
    There are a few solutions.
    1) install Windows in a Virtual environment. You need the install discs, it's not that difficult, and once Windows is installed you're away. VirtualBox is in some repositories, or you can download the latest version off the net; I've had some success with it.
    The downsides are 1) it's a virtual environment, so you're running 2 operating systems at once. If your PC smokes up on one, it surely won't like 2.
    2) Some programs (games) have security systems that won't install in a virtual environment. You won't be able to fix this.

    Another option is WINE. Wine is an emulator, where the program tries to form a "shell" around the program and convert any calls to the OS from their Windows form to a Linux counterpart. It's surprisingly good, although often a bit behind; I'm not sure where it is with regard to Win 7 programs.

    Third option is to change to a Linux equivalent. From experience, you'll end up going down this track eventually- once you get used to the freedom in Linux there's no going back to the "you can't do that" approach of other operating systems.

    With your particular situation, try using ClamAV (in the repositories) to clean your Windows install- you might get lucky.

    Answered by Ian_Martin
    3 years ago
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  • There r 2 ways to achieve this.... either u go for WINE(free) nor u go for CrossOver (expensive). Ofcourse crossover is more reliable than WINE.

    Answered by rechil_colin
    3 years ago
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  • There are a few options if you want to run windows programs under linux, depending on what they are, but you could start by looking at projects like WINE and crossoveroffice.

    If you provide more information there may be others in the forum with more experience running windows programs under linux, who may be able to tell you straight away if your programs will run using these tools.

    Hope that helps

    regards

    Matt

    Answered by mpalmeruk
    3 years ago
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  • Hi.
    You can test with the WINE application. It can let you run Windows apps in Linux.

    Answered by xavinux
    3 years ago
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  • Running windows program in linux doesn't stop viruses in the windows programs, they won't get into your linux system although. Short answer is wine (Winehq. It's not an emulator but rather it translates window api calls to linux. It has a huge database of compatible programs.

    Answered by cpuobsessed
    3 years ago
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  • Hi. You can test with the WINE application. It can let you run Windows apps in Linux.

    Answered by xavinux
    3 years ago
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  • You can run many Windows applications on Linux using an application called Wine.

    Answered by stephen.king59
    3 years ago
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  • Look into running WINE.
    Wine Headquarters...
    It allows to run a lot of Windows programs on your Linux machine.

    Answered by dday35216
    3 years ago
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