I cannot open .exe files eg msnmessenger

Asked by alditch on 2007-06-05

I was wondering how to run .exe files or how to convert or whatever.

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2007-06-05
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2007-06-05
Dante Díaz (dante) said : #1

hi, you can use Wine, this program run some .exe fille

Installation:
$ sudo apt-get install wine

For use, in terminal:

$ wine /rute/file.exe

this program emulates an .exe file

Jesus Gamio (jgamio) said : #2

The exe files are windows application.To be able to run this programs you can use wine Dante showed you. But this not is going to run all your windows applications.

You can test the ubuntu applications instead

by example

msnmessenger => use amsn or gaim
microsoft office => openoffice
internet explorer => firefox
....

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