Running .exe on linux

  • swanniebroo
  • Beginner
  • Beginner
  • swanniebroo
  • Posts: 64

Post 3+ Months Ago

ok, how do i go about doing the afore mentioned task?
im really tired, and should be working on a science assignment,

peace out,
swanniebroo
  • kc0tma
  • o|||||||o
  • Web Master
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 3318
  • Loc: Trout Creek, MT

Post 3+ Months Ago

The file extension is no issue, but what is is that a .exe is a windows executable. Some people will tell you to use wine, others will say not to. I've never used wine but I would like to try that out, so google winehq and see for yourself.
  • joebert
  • Fart Bubbles
  • Genius
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 13504
  • Loc: Florida

Post 3+ Months Ago

I use wine. It was really easy to setup on Ubuntu and I can right-click -> run with wine on an exe now.
  • spork
  • Brewmaster
  • Silver Member
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 6252
  • Loc: Seattle, WA

Post 3+ Months Ago

I think it's important to note that executable files must be compiled for a specific platform. You cannot *natively* run Windows executables on Linux systems, or vise versa.

Wine would be my recommended option as well.

What is the application you're trying to run? If it's freeware of some sort, have you checked to see if there's a package for your Linux distro?
  • swanniebroo
  • Beginner
  • Beginner
  • swanniebroo
  • Posts: 64

Post 3+ Months Ago

Umm, nothing yet.
One of my friends (a complete nerd [he turned his xbox into a super computer]) said that there was a lot of coding involved.
I haven't actually installed Ubuntu yet, because my freaking externalhard drive hasn't arrived, but I just wanted to know whether it was possible or not to run, let's say, a .exe that was a flash movie. or smething like that.

Peace,
Swanniebroo
  • kc0tma
  • o|||||||o
  • Web Master
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 3318
  • Loc: Trout Creek, MT

Post 3+ Months Ago

If you can get a linux-oriented release of your software, that will be the best and easiest way to go. But to use wine, I think all it is is just installing it and configuring it then using wine to run the windows executable. I still am yet to use wine, maybe I'll get wolfenstein or something running with it on my slackware machine for a learning experience.
  • frezasaga
  • Beginner
  • Beginner
  • frezasaga
  • Posts: 41

Post 3+ Months Ago

hmmmmm i been using crossover and it work fine.........i can run exe file in linux............also new release of wine rc2 its already release.......
  • AnarchY SI
  • Web Master
  • Web Master
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 2521
  • Loc: /usr/src/MI

Post 3+ Months Ago

you have to purchase crossover office. wine is free. all you have to do is install it from the repository and then go ahead with running your exe, such as: $ wine dreamweaver8-eng.exe
or
$ wine WoW.exe
  • AnarchY SI
  • Web Master
  • Web Master
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 2521
  • Loc: /usr/src/MI

Post 3+ Months Ago

cade123 wrote:
.exe is a windows format executable, to run it you will need to install Wine.


do i hear an echo..? ;P
  • kc0tma
  • o|||||||o
  • Web Master
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 3318
  • Loc: Trout Creek, MT

Post 3+ Months Ago

do i hear an echo..? ;P
  • AnarchY SI
  • Web Master
  • Web Master
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 2521
  • Loc: /usr/src/MI

Post 3+ Months Ago

agreed.

Post Information

  • Total Posts in this topic: 11 posts
  • Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 103 guests
  • You cannot post new topics in this forum
  • You cannot reply to topics in this forum
  • You cannot edit your posts in this forum
  • You cannot delete your posts in this forum
  • You cannot post attachments in this forum
 
 

© 1998-2014. Ozzu® is a registered trademark of Unmelted, LLC.